Writing Box Depicting King Solomon and the Queen of Sheba

A work made of wooden box; beaded with silk and glass beads; appliquéd with beaded figures worked over cotton padding and silk, satin weave; embroidered with silk in satin and single satin stitches; couching and seed pearls; metal hinges.
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  • A work made of wooden box; beaded with silk and glass beads; appliquéd with beaded figures worked over cotton padding and silk, satin weave; embroidered with silk in satin and single satin stitches; couching and seed pearls; metal hinges.

Date:

17th century

Artist:

England

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Title

Writing Box Depicting King Solomon and the Queen of Sheba

Origin

England

Date

1601–1700

Medium

Wooden box; beaded with silk and glass beads; appliquéd with beaded figures worked over cotton padding and silk, satin weave; embroidered with silk in satin and single satin stitches; couching and seed pearls; metal hinges

Dimensions

13.3 × 35 × 25.8 cm (5 1/4 × 13 3/4 × 10 1/8 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur M. Wood, Mrs. Bertha Palmer Thorne, Mrs. Rose Movius Palmer, and Mrs. Gordon Palmer

Reference Number

1969.135

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