User Menu

MFA for Educators

Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

Holly spray ornament

Start collecting

Small square piece; natural-colored linen canvas with design of spray of holly worked with polychrome silks in tent stitch; much of black rotted away.

Credit Line

Gift of Sir Leigh Ashton

English, 16th–17th century

Object Place

England

Dimensions

18.2 x 18.5 cm (7 3/16 x 7 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

49.1900

Medium or Technique

Embroidery, silk on linen needlepoint

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles