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Embroidery with Allegorical and Mythological Motifs

Wooden portable compass with string gnomon decorated with hand-colored paper brightly ornate with flowers and leaf swags.
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  • Wooden portable compass with string gnomon decorated with hand-colored paper brightly ornate with flowers and leaf swags.

Date:

1660s

Artist:

Peru, probably Lima

About this artwork

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Textiles

Title

Embroidery with Allegorical and Mythological Motifs

Place

South America (Object made in)

Date

Made 1660–1669

Medium

Silk embroidery on cotton foundation textile

Dimensions

285 × 237 cm (112 1/4 × 93 1/4 in.)

Credit Line

Pauline Seipp Armstrong and Irving and Jane Seaman endowment funds

Reference Number

2020.207

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