Fragment from valance

European
17th century


Object Place: Europe

Dimensions

39 x 79 cm (15 3/8 x 31 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

63.184

Medium or Technique

Linen canvas with silk and wool embroidery

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Fragment, possibly from a balance, showing a heheading. Embroidered with polychrome crewels and silks in tent-stitch on a canvas ground. At right a crowd of figures is gathered around a platform to watch a soldier behead a bound figure. At left two harnessed horses can be seen but the vehicle they pull has been cut off. Trees, flowers, and buildings in hilly landscape. Nail holes around edges, worn and soiled.

Credit Line

Bequest of Helen S. Coolidge