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What is this?

Round doily with a central scene of two youths in Greek attire picking fruit from a tree with two deer looking on. The wide scalloped border is filled with scrolls and flowers and different filling textures. The embroidery is in pale blue on a white ground.

This is a table mat from Switzerland. It is dated 1900–25 and we acquired it in 1976. Gift of Stanley Herzman. This object is currently resting in our storage facility ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

Its medium is

medium: cotton embroidery on linen foundation technique: embroidered in satin, couching, speckling, stem, eyelet, chain and herringbone stitches with deflected element work on plain weave foundation

Its dimensions are

diam.: 54 cm (21 1/4 in.)

This object was donated by Stanley Herzman

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