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Pair of napkins

Pair of napkins

  • Place of origin:

    Flanders (historical region) (made)

  • Date:

    1640 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Linen damask

  • Credit Line:

    Gift of Miss H. Bayly

  • Museum number:

    T.132&A-1929

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Pair of linen damask napkins with a pattern showing scenes from the story of Naboth's vineyard (1 Kings, Ch. 21.1-14) as follows: 1) Ahab's interview with Naboth; 2) the chagrin of Ahab; 3) Jezebel sealing the letters; 4) the false witness of the sons of Belial; 5) the stoning of Naboth. There are narrow vertical side borders of continuous wavy stems bearing flowers and fruit, with birds.

Place of Origin

Flanders (historical region) (made)

Date

1640 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Linen damask

Object history note

Registered File number 1929/8013.

Descriptive line

Pair of linen damask napkins, Flanders, 1640.

Production Note

Flemish

Materials

Linen

Techniques

Weaving; Damask weaving

Subjects depicted

Flowers; Stems; Birds; Fruit

Categories

Textiles

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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