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Embroidered Box


Artist Unknown (England)



Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Location On view at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, G332
Embroidered Box, Artist Unknown (England)
Embroidered Box: Gallery Label - Current
: New at the Institute: Embroidered Box (small cabinet)
: A Stitch in Time
: Tour de Force
: New on View
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Medium: Textiles, Textiles-Surface Ornamentation (Do Not U | Silk, metallic threads, seed pearls, wood, metal; raised-work embroidery
Size: 11 3/4 x 11 x 8 in. (29.85 x 27.94 x 20.32 cm)
Creation Place: Europe, England
Culture: Europe, England
Style: 17th century
Inscriptions: Signature, Date [BP] and [1662] on top panel
Physical Description: Raised work (stumpwork) casket depicting the story of Queen Esther and King Ahasuerus; Initialed 'BP' and dated 1662, worked in polychrome silk and metallic threads on white satin and decorated with seed pearls, English; Front King Ahasuerus presenting th
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; The John R. Van Derlip Fund and gift of funds in honor of Mary Ann Butterfield, textile conservator at The Minneapolis Institute of Arts, on the occasion of her retirement
Accession Number: 95.14a-bb
Added to Site: February 28, 2009