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Mirror

Date:
third quarter 17th century
Culture:
British
Medium:
Silk on satin
Dimensions:
H. 59 1/2 x W. 31 inches (151.1 x 78.7 cm)
Classification:
Textiles-Embroidered
Credit Line:
Gift of Irwin Untermyer, 1964
Accession Number:
64.101.1333
Not on view
Stylized representations of the king and queen were popular in embroidery after the restoration of the monarchy in 1660. The figures in the lower border are presumably portraits, though they have not been identified. The animals and floral motifs are derived from contemporary pattern books.
Irwin Untermyer , New York (until 1964; to MMA)
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