Pictorial embroidery: The Four Continents and The Sacrifice of Isaac
Object Place: England
47 x 35 cm (18 1/2 x 13 3/4 in.); Legacy dimension: 12 1/4 x 17 1/4 in.
Medium or Technique
Silk; embroidered with silk and metallic threads, glass beads; raised work; wire
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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.
The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection