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English casket with embroidered panels

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An image of Textiles. Casket with embroidered panels. Outside covered with linen, polychrome silk embroidery in rococo, tent, back, and couching stitches. Depicting the five senses: on the top Smell, on the doors Hearing and Sight, on the sides Touch and Taste. On the back Orpheus with his lyre.   
Inside covered with white silk, polychrome silk embroidery in satin, dot and couching stitches with some silk covered wire. Depicting the elements: on the doors Fire and Air, on the lid Water and Earth. Further pastoral and hunting pictorial scenes inside front, Time with hour glass and scythe in centre of drawers. Silk, polychrome silk embroidery on a wooden base with mirror in lid. Height 23.6 cm, width 27.1 cm, depth 16.5 cm, circa 1650-1674. English.

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Textiles. Casket with embroidered panels. Outside covered with linen, polychrome silk embroidery in rococo, tent, back, and couching stitches. Depicting the five senses: on the top Smell, on the doors Hearing and Sight, on the sides Touch and Taste. On the back Orpheus with his lyre. Inside covered with white silk, polychrome silk embroidery in satin, dot and couching stitches with some silk covered wire. Depicting the elements: on the doors Fire and Air, on the lid Water and Earth. Further pastoral and hunting pictorial scenes inside front, Time with hour glass and scythe in centre of drawers. Silk, polychrome silk embroidery on a wooden base with mirror in lid. Height 23.6 cm, width 27.1 cm, depth 16.5 cm, circa 1650-1674. English.

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  • Accession Number: T.8-1945
  • Photograph copyright © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.
  • Aperture: f/39.0
  • Focal length: 120
  • Camera: Hasselblad H3DII-31
  • Photographer name: Jaymes Sinclair
  • Image height: 692 pixels
  • Image width: 1024 pixels
  • Processed with: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.6 (Macintosh)
  • Filesize: 231.21kB
  • Exposure time: 1/125
  • ISO Speed: 100
  • Fnumber: 39/1

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17th Century Date Department English Fitz_AA Material Medium Object Type Other Keywords Restoration Stewart Period Stuart Period Time Workflow _WF_AdOK _WF_KWD _WF_OPAC _WF_PCr _WF_Replaced_OK _WF_after_conservation amphibian animals back stitch birds blaze boxes casket caterpillars cherubs compartments couched couching deer dogs domestic drawers elements embroidered embroidery fire five senses flames floral flowers hounds hunter hunting huntsman linen lizards mirror polychrome pouring rococo stitch scythe sense silk stags stitching tent stitch textile water

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