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English or Flemish Embroidery



English or Flemish Embroidery

An embroidered representation of a reading woman in a landscape. The crucifix, goblet and skull make it plausible that this is Mary Magdalen. The salamander is a personification of fire; here the representation of the zeal with which she pursued the good after her repentance. The image of a meditating Mary Magdalen stems from the Legenda Aurea, a compilation of hagiographies dating from about 1264 by Jacopo de Voragine (ca. 1230- ca. 1298).

The embroidery in wool and linnen is performed in a variety of stitches, that give this work a wonderfull three-dimensional look. The colours are very well preserved and still look very intense and vibrant.

English or Flemish Embroidery
Price on request
Period
ca. 1600
Material
wool and silk on linnen; oyster veneer frame
Dimensions
18 x 39 cm

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