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Pictorial embroidery: The Four Continents and The Sacrifice of Isaac

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Initialed "EN". Picture: The Four Continents and Abraham's Sacrifice of Isaac. Figure representing Africa at upper left, with globe on which date and initials appear in ink; America to upper right; Asia to lower right; Europe lower left. Oval medallion with sacrifice of Isaac embroidered in tent...

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Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection

English, 1649

Object Place

England

Dimensions

47 x 35 cm (18 1/2 x 13 3/4 in.); Legacy dimension: 12 1/4 x 17 1/4 in.

Accession Number

47.1032

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles