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Square panel of embroidery

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Linen canvas ground, embroidered with silver and polychrome silk yarns in stem and tent stitches. On a silver ground, a large, virtually symmetrical plant bearing a variety of blossoms and leaves. A pair of snails on side stalks of plant; scattered over background are flies and caterpillars. ...

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Gift of Mrs. Richard Russell

English, 17th century

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21 x 21.5 cm (8 1/4 x 8 7/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Linen with silk and silver metal thread embroidery


Textiles and Fashion Arts