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Pictorial embroidery: Esther and Ahasuerus

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Ground: linen. Design: crowned male figure, seated under canopy, with attendant at his left, receiving homage of a kneeling crowned female figure followed by 2 attendants holding up her train; 3 castles in background, one with pond and swimming ducks in front of it; pear tree at left, flowers,...

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Lent by Miss Elizabeth Day McCormick, February 15,1943. Gift of Miss Elizabeth Day McCormick.

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The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection

English, 17th century

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40.6 x 31.1 cm (16 x 12 1/4 in.); Legacy dimension: 12 1/4 x 16 in.

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Linen; embroidered with silk and metallic threads, seed pearls; raised work


Textiles and Fashion Arts