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What is this?

Two sides of a stumpwork casket, in raised and padded embroidery with gold bobbin lace trimming. One panel shows Daphne as she is transformed into a laurel tree with branches sprouting from her head and hands.

This is a embroidered picture from United Kingdom. It is dated ca. 1670 and we acquired it in 2008. Gift of Myra M. and William H. Mathers.

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Its medium is

medium: silk and metallic thread embroidery on silk foundation technique: satin stitches and detached needle looping on satin weave

Its dimensions are

Frame H x W x D: 54.9 x 45.1 cm (21 5/8 x 17 3/4 in.)

This object was agent: Ursula M. Nehrt and William M. Mathers and donated by Myra Mathers and William H. Mathers

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