Cover of white linen with inserts of gauze embroidered with linen in darning stitches. The design features a repeat pattern of a hunter or shepherd surrounded by animals that vary in size and scale.Minor borders feature meandering vines, flowers and birds.For identically embroidered gauze panels in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York see “European Textiles in the Robert Lehman Collection” page 198.
Circa: Late 16th - early 17th century
Origin: Italy (or Germany?)
Condition: Some small stains. Very good
Dimensions: 66" x 38"
Inventory number: TX4286