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Picture Depicting the Queen of Sheba Before King Solomon

A work made of linen, plain weave; embroidered with silk floss, creped silk yarns, linen yarns, silvered-metal wire, silvered-metal-strip-wrapped silk, and silvered-metal strips, wire and coils in back, bullion, ceylon, overcast, oblique gobelin, plaited braid, satin, split, tent, and a variety of buttonhole stitches; laid work, couching, and turk's head knots with bullion picots; embellished with metal coils and paillettes; beaded with seed pearls, and glass and coral beads; applied braid of hammered gilt metal.
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  • A work made of linen, plain weave; embroidered with silk floss, creped silk yarns, linen yarns, silvered-metal wire, silvered-metal-strip-wrapped silk, and silvered-metal strips, wire and coils in back, bullion, ceylon, overcast, oblique gobelin, plaited braid, satin, split, tent, and a variety of buttonhole stitches; laid work, couching, and turk's head knots with bullion picots; embellished with metal coils and paillettes; beaded with seed pearls, and glass and coral beads; applied braid of hammered gilt metal.

Date:

c. 1660

Artist:

England

About this artwork

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Textiles

Title

Picture Depicting the Queen of Sheba Before King Solomon

Origin

England

Date

Made 1650–1670

Medium

Linen, plain weave; embroidered with silk floss, creped silk yarns, linen yarns, silvered-metal wire, silvered-metal-strip-wrapped silk, and silvered-metal strips, wire and coils in back, bullion, Ceylon, overcast, oblique Gobelin, plaited braid, satin, split, tent, and a variety of buttonhole stitches; laid work, couching, and Turk's head knots with bullion picots; embellished with metal coils and paillettes; beaded with seed pearls, and glass and coral beads; applied braid of hammered gilt metal

Dimensions

43.4 × 59 cm (17 × 23 1/4 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Alexander and family in memory of Berniece Hill Alexander

Reference Number

1987.255

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