Embroidered picture

17th century

Object Place: England


45.5 x 24.2 cm (17 15/16 x 9 1/2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen plain weave embroidered with silk, metallic yarn and sequins

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Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Rectangular panel of tan linen having a central lion flanked above and below by a dragon and a peacock respectively, amidst various large scale independent flowering and leafy stalks, insects and birds. Polychrome silk yarns in variety of stitches plus metallic yarns, purl and spangles. Some raised work. Stained; missing yarns; ground worn through near center. Stitches: couching, needleweaving, satin, shaded satin, split, stem, trellis; metallic yarn stitched in couching, detached chain, plaited braid, reverse chain, threaded backstitch.

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection