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Ground: cream colored linen. Design: a variety of small conventional figures across the top including a ship, a cray-fish and the date 1788 with six rows of letters and numerals, and below this the tree of knowledge with the serpent, a peacock, the crucifixion, and the date 1787, worked in...

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Provenance

1938, gift of Philip Lehman (b. 1861 - d. 1947), New York, to the MFA. (Accession Date: April 14, 1938)

Credit Line

Gift of Philip Lehman in memory of his wife Carrie L. Lehman

German, 1787–88

Object Place

Germany

Dimensions

71.2 x 32 cm (28 1/16 x 12 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

38.1146

Medium or Technique

Linen plain weave embroidered with silk

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles