About This Artwork

Made by Rebecca Stonier Plaisted (English, active, c. 1668)

Casket Depicting Scenes from the Old Testament, 1668

Silk, warp-float faced satin weave; embroidered with silk floss, silk yarns, and silk-wrapped-metal purl in brick, bullion, Ceylon, chain, knot, lattice filling, overcast, running, satin, Smyrna cross, tent, and a variety of buttonhole stitches; laid work, couching, and padded couching; French and Turkey knots; applied areas of linen, plain weave; seed pearls, coral beads, and mica; and silk, plain weave with ground weft fringe; edged with gilt-metal-strip-wrapped silk and gilt-metal strip, plain weave; silver hardware; wooden frame; lined with marbled paper; silk, plain weave; and silk, plain weave with supplementary pile warps forming cut solid velvet
39 x 38.3 x 29 cm (15 3/8 x 15 x 11 1/2 in.)

Restricted gift of Mrs. Chauncey B. Borland and Mrs. Edwin A. Seipp, 1959.337

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