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Casket with scenes from the Story of Rebecca

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Cabinet with scenes from the story of Rebecca worked in silk yarns, purl, and seed pearls embroidered on white silk; metal trim; metal feet; raised work on top and all four sides. Top has man and woman under canopy; two compartments in lid, wax effigy inside larger compartment. Doors open in...

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1959, gift of Mrs. Elizabeth Learned Peabody, Lake Forest, IL, to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 10, 1959)

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Gift of Mrs. Elizabeth Learned Peabody

English, 1650–75

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36 x 25 x 32 cm (14 3/16 x 9 13/16 x 12 5/8 in.)

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Linen; embroidered with silk and metallic threads and seed pearls; raised work; woven metalllic trim, wax, glass, wood, metal


Textiles and Fashion Arts