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White silk satin embroidered with Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden. Figures stand beneath oak tree with snake wound around its trunk created in raised embroidery. Figures surrounded by animals including kingfisher, stag, camel, donkey, goat and lamb. Background of picture speckled with small...

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Provenance

Bequest of Vivian Hawes

Credit Line

The Lloyd and Vivian Hawes Collection

English, 17th century

Object Place

England

Dimensions

39.53 x 49.82 cm (15 9/16 x 19 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

2000.763

Medium or Technique

Silk satin; embroidered with silk and silver and gold metallic yarns

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles