Casket Depicting Scenes from the Old Testament

A work made of 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.
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  • A work made of 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.

Date:

1668

Artist:

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

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Artist

Rebecca Stonier Plaisted

Title

Casket Depicting Scenes from the Old Testament

Origin

England

Date

1668

Medium

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

Dimensions

39 × 38.3 × 29 cm (15 3/8 × 15 × 11 1/2 in.)

Credit Line

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

Reference Number

1959.337

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