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Gift basket with glass beads embroidered on white silk floor with landscape with castle in center, two figures below a tree to right, woman holding baby at left, fountain in lower center. Figures are raised work. Beads strung on wire framework and beaded fruits and flowers around all sides.


Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection; gift to the MFA, October 14, 1943

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The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection

English, third quarter 17th century

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15 x 42 x 50 cm (5 7/8 x 16 9/16 x 19 11/16 in.)

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Silk satin with wire, silk; embroidered with silk threads and glass beads; beadwork, raised work


Textiles and Fashion Arts