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PICTURE

Made by: Unknown

Currently in storage


About this object

The embroidery represents a pictorial scene complete with a frame-like border of roses, etc. In the picture is a man lying stretched out on a chaise lounge in a room, in a palace, his sword in his left hand. A monk in black, with pearls sewn on his cuff, stands in the background pleading with him. At the right is seated a woman with a child beside her and two ladies-in-waiting behind her. A table with ewer and basin stands between the woman and the man on the couch. In the foreground a man dressed in blue, points to two men approaching from the left, while another man holding a vase kneels behind him. A window opens out onto a scene at sunset. This doubtless represents some historical event.

Category:
needlework
Object name:
PICTURE
Made from:
Needlework
Made in:
Russia
Date made:
19th c.
Size:
210.8 x 236.2 cm (83 x 93 in.)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
43.16
Class:
NEEDLEWORK
Signature marks:
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973