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Napkin
Napkin
Date:
ca. 1750
Location:
Not on display
Century:
Media:
Linen And Silk; Satin Damask Weave And Embroidery
Dimensions:
110 x 90 cm (43 5/16 x 35 7/16 in.)
Object Type:
Country:
Continent:
Europe
Accession Number:
1998.149
Acquisition Date:
1998-12-10
Credit Line:

Gift of Mrs. Henry Potter Russell

Exhibition History:

From the Exotic to the Mystical: Textile Treasures from the Permanent Collection, deY, 5/4 - 8/4/2013

Blue and white square with central composition of various Greco-Roman gods and goddesses and a band with signs of the zodiac. Figures pesonifying the four elements occupy the ends of each end of the horizontal and vertical axes -- fire, water, air, earth. In the four corners are personifications of continents -- Asia, Africa, America, and Europe. DMott-7/03

Contemporaneous Works “Art from the same century and country”