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Raised work with polychrome glass beads embroidered on white silk satin and strung on wire. Design of large flowering plant in urn center; clouds, caterpiller, butterfly above; parrot (L), bird (R); frog and snail flank pond with fish below; 4 corner medallions with owl (UL), eagle (UR), leopard...

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Provenance

The Elizabeth McCormick Collection, to the MFA 1943

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection

English, 1650–75

Object Place

England

Accession Number

43.410

Medium or Technique

Polychrome glass, embroidery

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles