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The Finding of Moses

  • Object:

    Embroidered picture

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1750 - ca. 1775 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    embroidered silk

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Miss Annie Cockerell

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Embroidered picture depicting the Finding of Moses made of buff-coloured satin embroidered with coloured silks and chenille in long, short, and satin stitches with laid, couched work, and French knots. The figures and part of the scene are drawn and painted in ink and water-colours and have not been embroidered. In the centre is the Egyptian princess with two female attendants, one of whom is uncovering the cradle in which the child Moses lies. To the left is a tree and two pyramids, and to the right are bulrushes and a palace amongst trees.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (made)


ca. 1750 - ca. 1775 (made)



Materials and Techniques

embroidered silk


Length: 16 in, Width: 20 in

Object history note

Registered File number 1963/1481

Descriptive line

Embroidered picture titled 'The Finding of Moses', English, ca. 1750 to ca. 1775


Silk; Embroidery silks



Subjects depicted

Palace; Pyramid; Figures; Cradle; Bulrushes; Tree; Princess


Embroidery; Christianity


Textiles and Fashion Collection

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