Pictorial embroidery: The Four Continents and The Sacrifice of Isaac

English
1649


Object Place: England

Dimensions

47 x 35 cm (18 1/2 x 13 3/4 in.); Legacy dimension: 12 1/4 x 17 1/4 in.

Accession Number

47.1032

Medium or Technique

Silk; embroidered with silk and metallic threads, glass beads; raised work; wire

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Initialed “EN”. Picture: The Four Continents and Abraham’s Sacrifice of Isaac. Figure representing Africa at upper left, with globe on which date and initials appear in ink; America to upper right; Asia to lower right; Europe lower left. Oval medallion with sacrifice of Isaac embroidered in tent stitch. Silk yarns and purl embroidered on silk, raised work. Faded, splits in ground silk, some embroidery yarns worn away. Framed and glazed.

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection