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Depiction from the Italian poem "Jerusalem Delivered," a woman dressed as a shepardess, likely the Princess Erminia of Antioch, in classical costume holding a staff and standing beside two sleeping sheep carving the name of her lover TANCRED into a tree.

Provenance

Before 2008, with donor; gift to the MFA (December 17, 2008).

Credit Line

Anonymous gift

English, about 1790

Object Place

England

Dimensions

Overall: 39.4 x 33 cm (15 1/2 x 13 in.)

Accession Number

2008.1474

Medium or Technique

Silk satin weave; silk couching; silk embroidery

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles