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Casket with scenes from the Story of Rebecca

1650–75


Dimensions

36 x 25 x 32 cm (14 3/16 x 9 13/16 x 12 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

59.1033

Medium or Technique

Linen; embroidered with silk and metallic threads and seed pearls; raised work; woven metalllic trim, wax, glass, wood, metal

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Europe , Textiles and Fashion Arts

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Textiles

Cabinet with scenes from the story of Rebecca worked in silk yarns, purl, and seed pearls embroidered on white silk; metal trim; metal feet; raised work on top and all four sides. Top has man and woman under canopy; two compartments in lid, wax effigy inside larger compartment. Doors open in front. Drawer fronts and door interiors are embroidered in silk yarns on white silk. Worn and soiled.

Provenance

1959, gift of Mrs. Elizabeth Learned Peabody, Lake Forest, IL, to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 10, 1959)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Elizabeth Learned Peabody