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Gift of Mrs. Margaret G. Phoutrides
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.