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Box

Possibly Italian
17th–18th century


Object Place: italy

Dimensions

15 x 25 x 38.5 cm (5 7/8 x 9 13/16 x 15 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

43.1543

Medium or Technique

Wood, silk and silver colored mettalic thread embroidery, gold-colored metallic tape, and silk lining

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

On the lid a triumphal procession, moving from left to right, consisting of an elaborate wagon having seated figures behind whom an angel hovers. Smoking urns are placed before these figures. The wagon is surrounded by footmen and drawn by several caparisoned horses. The side panels bear naturalistic friut and floral groupings. Polychrome silk and metallic yarns. Metallic tape with a repeating lozenge motif edging each panel. Badly worn in spots, some missing yarns.

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection