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Fragment of a valance

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Probably from a valance, Suppliant woman. Embroidered with polychrome crewels and silks in tent stitch on linen canvas ground. Foreground shows woman kneeling before another woman in what appears to be a garden. At left, stream runs throug middle ground and a group of figures stands before a...

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Credit Line

Bequest of Helen S. Coolidge

English or French, late 16th century

Object Place

England or France


57 x 55 cm (22 7/16 x 21 5/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Linen embroidery


Textiles and Fashion Arts