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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1930.396.B
People
Unidentified Artist
Title
Book Cover
Other Titles
Alternate Title: Burse
Classification
Textile Arts
Work Type
textile
Date
16th century
Places
Creation Place: Europe
Culture
European
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/231326
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Silk and metallic yarns filé
Technique
Embroidery
Dimensions
27.6 × 27.3 cm (10 7/8 × 10 3/4 in.)
Provenance
Nettie G. Naumburg, New York, bequest; to Fogg Art Museum, 1930
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Bequest of Nettie G. Naumburg
Accession Year
1930
Object Number
1930.396.B
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Back of book cover (burse) embroidered in "or nué" with arabesques incorporating hunting dogs, snakes and foliage. Braided tassles at two of four corners (two missing) and loop for toggle. Stiffened board backing covered in linen plain weave on which embroidery is done; green silk plain weave interior. Pieced together from pieces of a larger textile.

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