Needlework picturewith story of Pyramus and Thisbe - ROM2009_11130_7

ROM2009_11130_7

Needlework picturewith story of Pyramus and Thisbe

Medium:Silk satin embroidered with coloured silks in a variety of stitches
Geography: England
Date: 1650-1675
Period: Stuart period
Dimensions:
43.3 x 56.4 x 1.2 cm
Object number: 961.153.2
Not on view
DescriptionThe needlework picture shows the story of Pyramus and Thisbe. It consists of a white satin ground, embroidered with coloured silks in a variety of stitches, with raised parts worked with detached buttonhole stitch. A small amount of silver filé, coiled wire, and chenille are also used. The design shows a female figure in the centre bending over a sleeping figure of a man with cupid seated nearby. The female figure is emerging from the rocky cave at the lower right. At the left and right sides near the edges is a figure group. The lower centre show sheep drinking from a trough, along with other typical flora and fauna.
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