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What is this?

Highly graphic, stylized design of Diana the Huntress shooting backward at an antelope, accompanied by running dogs, with other prancing horned animals. A framework of curving elements resembling ironwork unifies the design. Printed in black on a white ground.

Why is this in our collection?

This 1920s printed textile portrays a lyrical arrangement of elongated antelope or gazelles being pursued by the huntress, Diana. Diana, accompanied by running dogs, shoots backward at an antelope surrounded by prancing horned animals while a framework of curving vines unifies the design. The textile was designed by Thomas Lamb and manufactured by the DuPont Rayon Company. The motif is screen printed in black on a white rayon plain weave ground. It is a spectacular textile in its fluid patterning, printing quality, and superb condition. Its three yard length would make it an important exhibit piece for any textile presentation that covers this period.

This is a textile from United States. It is dated 1920s and we acquired it in 2003. Museum purchase through gift of Mrs. William Goulding. This object is currently resting in our storage facility ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

Its medium is

medium: rayon technique: screen printed on plain weave label: screen printed rayon

Its dimensions are

H x W: 312.4 × 87 cm (10 ft. 3 in. × 34 1/4 in.)

This object was designed by Thomas Lamb and manufactured by DuPont Rayon Company

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