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Valance: The Five Senses

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Possibly for foot of bed. Polychrome wools, silks and metal threads worked primarily in Hungarian stitch with some fancy and laid work. Nobleman and his lady enact the five senses; also appropriate symbolic animals. From left to right: Sight, sound, smell, taste and touch. Variety of fauna,...

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Credit Line

John H. and Ernestine A. Payne Fund

Swiss, dated 1610

Object Place

Germany

Dimensions

50 cm (19 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

64.528

Medium or Technique

Embroidered wool

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles