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Embroidered picture: Prodigal Son

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Five scenes from the Story of the Prodigal Son. Silk and gilt-silver yarns and purl embroidered on linen; raised work; mica. Good condition. Tortoiseshell frame, glazed.

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection

English, mid-17th century

Object Place

England

Dimensions

35.7 x 47 x 4 cm (14 1/16 x 18 1/2 x 1 9/16 in.) Including frame

Accession Number

43.409

Medium or Technique

Silk embroidery with metal threads and mica with wood and resin frame with glass

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles