Small rectangular embroidered picture

19th century

Object Place: Italy


17 x 22.4 cm (6 11/16 x 8 13/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk, metal thread, metal sequins; embroidery

Not On View


Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Pale blue silk ground worked with polychrome silks in satin, long and short, stem, and couching stitches; landscape with bird, sheep, buildings, and at left Calvary with instruments of the Passion; upper center inked inscription:
Sopra il Monte dei dolori
La sua Vigna Iddio piantò:
Alle Croci affisse i Cuori
Di chi Spose a sè chiamò:
E alla Croce del lor Bene
con catene li legò.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Edward C. Moore, and Miss Mary Magoun Brown, in memory of their mother, Mrs. John Crosby Brown