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Pictorial panel
Pictorial panel
Date:
16th–17th century
Location:
Not on display
Century:
Media:
Silk, Linen; Embroidery (tent Stitch)
Dimensions:
46.7 x 54.6 cm (18 3/8 x 21 1/2 in.)
Object Type:
Country:
Continent:
Europe
Accession Number:
58.20
Acquisition Date:
1958-07-18
Credit Line:

Gift of Mrs. Margaret G. Phoutrides

Exhibition History:

Viewpoints II-Peaceble Kingdom, 1987-8
Beauty, Power, and Prestige: Textiles and Costume from the Permanent Collection- New DeYoung opening, 10/05
Pulp Fashion: The Art of Isabelle de Borchgrave, CPLH, 2011

Probably a fragment of a larger piece, possibly a cushion, and may have been used as a box lid. Some identifiable motifs are the wyvern (the mythical beast top center), traditional image of cruelty; the eating monkey representing the sense of taste, and the boar representing lust and virility. Herbal references include cherries ('fruit of paradise and reward for virtue), pomegranates for fertility, and the Tudor Rose.

Contemporaneous Works “Art from the same century and country”