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Fragment: Tree of Jesse

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Light brown and white linen threads, with touches of light blue, embroidered on undyed linen. Worked in seed, stem, and lace-like filling stiches. Tree of Jesse design: curling vine with blossoms of flowers on which the ancestors sit. Banners near figures give names. Jesse hangs from a banner in...

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Credit Line

Frederick Brown Fund

Swiss, late 16th to early 17th century

Object Place



131 x 73 cm (51 9/16 x 28 3/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Linen, embroidery


Textiles and Fashion Arts