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Panel of blackwork

Date:
1580–1620
Culture:
British
Medium:
Linen worked with silk thread; buttonhole, cross, outline, and herringbone stitches
Dimensions:
H. 17 1/4 x W. 21 in. (43.8 x 53.3 cm)
Classification:
Textiles-Embroidered
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1935
Accession Number:
35.21.3
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 517
"Blackwork" or monochrome silk embroidery on white linen was a fashionable embellishment for dress in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. The repeating pattern on this panel displays flora typical of embroideries of the period: honeysuckle, pansies, borage, and grapes.
Helen Bruce (until 1935; sold to MMA)
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