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Pictorial embroidery: Susanna and the Elders

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Picture: Susanna and the Elders. Susanna with two elders at pool in center, fountain to left, castle in center background, two women to right of picture. Silk yarns, purl, seed pearls and spangles embroidered on silk, touch of paint on figures. Faded. Framed and glazed.

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The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection

mid-17th century

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41 x 32 cm (16 1/8 x 12 5/8 in.); Legacy dimension: 10 1/4 x 13 3/4 in.

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Medium or Technique

Silk; embroidererd with silk and metallic threads, seed pearls, and spangles; raised work; pigment


Textiles and Fashion Arts