Liz Athur's "Embroidery 1600-1700
at the Burrell Collection.
London: John Murray, 1995. ISBN: 0-7195-5413-6
Karen Larsdatter, Deputy Atlantian
Kingdom Minister of Arts
and Sciences for donating this piece to the page.
Side of a box, late 17th century. Worked completely in
beads apart from the old man's hat which may have been
of a more perishable material such as feathers, or the
beads were secured with black thread which has decayed.
Derived from a traditional medieval figure, the old man
sits incongruously before his fire in a leafy landscape.