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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

Place

England (Object made in)

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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