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Picture: Flora

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Picture: Flora standing in flower bower, holding flower in right hand. Above are castle, birds, and sun; below are a deer, a pool of water and a lion. Silk yarns and purl embroidered on silk. Very fragile, ground silk weak.

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The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection

mid-17th century

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28 x 22 cm (11 x 8 11/16 in.); Legacy dimension: 8 3/4 x 11 in.

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Medium or Technique

Silk: embroidered with silk threads, glass beads and mica; raised work; pigment


Textiles and Fashion Arts