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  • Place of origin:

    Italy (made)

  • Date:

    1800-1850 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Silk embroidery on linen

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mrs Lewis F. Day

  • Museum number:

    T.226-1929

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Silk embroidery on linen in cross and tent stitches. The pattern consists of four detached horizontal rows depicting Adam and Eve, a cowherd and other human figures (male and female), houses, fruit trees, plants in pots, a bowl of flowers, sprigs of roses, animals (stag, squirrel, rabbit, donkey), birds, and a butterfly. At the top are the letters of the alphabet and part of a floral border. The colours are chiefly brown, yellow, green, and blue.

Place of Origin

Italy (made)

Date

1800-1850 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Silk embroidery on linen

Dimensions

Length: 24 in, Width: 19.5 in

Object history note

Registered File no. 9901/1926.

Descriptive line

Embroidered silk on linen, with Adam and Eve, animals, and other motifs; Italy; 1800-1850.

Materials

Silk thread; Linen

Techniques

Embroidered

Subjects depicted

Squirrels; Fruit; Alphabets; Birds; Men; Rabbits; Butterflies; Trees; Stags; Houses; Flowers; Herdsmen; Donkey; Women

Categories

Embroidery

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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