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Pictorial panel
Pictorial panel
Date:
late 16th century
Location:
Not on display
Century:
Media:
Silk And Linen; Embroidery (petit Point And Tent Stitch)
Dimensions:
58.4 x 53.3 cm (23 x 21 in.)
Object Type:
Country:
Continent:
Europe
Accession Number:
1934.3.11
Acquisition Date:
1934-06-07
Credit Line:

Gift of Archer M. Huntington

Exhibition History:

Beauty, Power, and Prestige: Textiles and Costume from the Permanent Collection- New DeYoung opening, 10/05
From the Exotic to the Mystical: Textile Treasures from the Permanent Collection, deY, 5/4 - 8/4/2013

Embroidery: medieval scene with animals and people, returning crusader. Based on story in Judges 9:34 - Jephtah, a great warrior, was called upon to lead the Israelites in their war against the Amonites. On the eve of the battle he made a pact with God that, in return for victory he would sacrifice "the first creature that comes out of the door of my house to meet me when I return." The battle won, who should come out to meet him with tambourines and dances but his daughter, and she only a child. Depicting the story of Jephthah's daughter
(Judges XL: 34)

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