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1947

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Print, Unwinding the silk cocoons, ca. 1600

This is a Print. It was after Jan van der Straet, called Stradanus and engraved by Philips Galle. It is dated ca. 1600 and we acquired it in 1947. Its medium is engraving on paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

Its dimensions are

20.2 × 22.5 cm (7 15/16 × 8 7/8 in.)

It is inscribed

Hinc vermium permullà saepe millia. Simul legunt parant ez telas feminae; Cognes ramassées et mises dans une espèce de chaudière avec le Dividoir pour lever les soyes.

Cite this object as

Print, Unwinding the silk cocoons, ca. 1600; Engraved by Philips Galle (Flemish, 1537 - 1612); Netherlands; engraving on paper; 20.2 × 22.5 cm (7 15/16 × 8 7/8 in.); 1947-125-2

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