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Bible cushion

Date:
mid-17th century
Culture:
British
Medium:
Canvas worked with silk and metal thread, seed pearls; tent, Gobelin, and couching stitches
Dimensions:
H. 5 x W. 8 inches (14.0 x 17.7 cm)
Classification:
Textiles-Embroidered
Credit Line:
Gift of Irwin Untermyer, 1964
Accession Number:
64.101.1271
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 517
The scene of Solomon and the Queen of Sheba was probably worked from a commercially available kit, as a raised-work embroidery of the same design is also known.
Irwin Untermyer , New York (until 1964; to MMA)
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