Art/ Collection/ Collection/ Art Object
{{img.publicCaption}}

Mules

Date:
first quarter 17th century
Culture:
British
Medium:
linen, silk, metallic, leather
Dimensions:
Length: 8 1/2 in. (21.6 cm) Width: 3 1/2 in. (8.9 cm)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, by exchange, 1929
Accession Number:
29.23.11
Not on view

By the sixteenth century, embroidery had become a highly developed art form in England and on the Continent. The proliferation of printed materials, particularly books of embroidery designs, provided a wealth of motifs for both the amateur and professional embroiderer. The superb workmanship found in this early seventeenth-century mule suggests professional design and manufacture.

Related Objects

Shoes

Date: 1690–1700 Medium: silk, leather Accession: 06.1344a, b On view in:Not on view

Robe à la Française

Date: 1740s Medium: silk, pigment, linen Accession: 1995.235a, b On view in:Not on view

Dress

Date: ca. 1760 Medium: silk, linen, cotton Accession: 1996.374a–c On view in:Not on view

Jacket

Date: ca. 1616 Medium: linen, silk, metal Accession: 23.170.1 On view in:Not on view

Court dress

Date: ca. 1750 Medium: silk, metallic thread Accession: C.I.65.13.1a–c On view in:Not on view