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White linen damask napkin with two scenes showing the Prodigal Son as a swineherd, and being beaten (?) by two women. Design is a reverse repeat from left to right. Condition: excellent. Satin of 5. Warp 30-31 threads/cm. Weft 42-50 threads/cm.

Credit Line

Arthur Tracy Cabot Fund

Dutch (probably Haarlem), first quarter of the 17th century

Object Place

Haarlem, Dutch

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen, damask


Textiles and Fashion Arts