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Creator Name: Unknown
Creator Role: Artist
Creator Name-CRT: Artist unknown
Title: Embroidered Box
View: Detail of open box
Creation Start Date: 1662
Creation End Date: 1662
Creation Date: 1662
Object Type: Textiles
Classification Term: Embroidery
Materials and Techniques: silk, metallic threads, seed pearls, metal
Materials and Techniques: wood and satin
Materials and Techniques: silk, metallic threads on white satin, decorated with seed pearls, wood, metal
Parts and Pieces: 1
Dimensions: H.11-3/4 x W.11 x D.8 in. (overall)
Inscriptions: SIGNATURE, DATE
AMICA Contributor: The Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Owner Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
ID Number: 95.14a-bb
Credit Line: The John R. Van Derlip Fund and gifts in honor of Mary Ann Butterfield, textile conservator at The Minneapolis Institute of Arts, on the occasion of her retirement
Needlework has always been an important art form of England. In the 17th century, a unique style of raised work embroidery was developed and in its most elaborate form was used to pictorically embellish decorative boxes used to store one's personal treasures. This piece, one of the finest of its kind, tells the Old Testament story of Queen Esther, whose intelligence and diplomacy saved her people from persecution
Related Work Description: Tounai's 15th Century tapestry, 'Queen Esther and King Ahasuerus,' also depicts the story of Esther.
Link to Work: MIA_.16.721
Related Multimedia Description: Antenna Audio: Permanent Collection Tour
Link to Multimedia: MIA_.AA200102.21.mp3
Link to Multimedia: MIA_.AA200102.22.mp3
Related Multimedia Description: Museum Director and CEO, Evan Maurer, leads visitors through a personal tour of some of the most popular works in the collection.
Link to Multimedia: MIA_.9514.ram
Related Multimedia Description: Textile artist Kaffe Fassett disscusses the inspiration of the Embroidered Box in a excerpt from the Interactive Gallery Program Material Wittnesses
Link to Multimedia: MIA_.Kaffe.ram
AMICA ID: MIA_.95.14a-bb
Component Measured: overall
Measurement Unit: in
AMICA Library Year: 1998
Media Metadata Rights:
Copyright The Minneapolis Institute of Arts
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