From: Liz Athur's "Embroidery 1600-1700
at the Burrell Collection. London: John Murray, 1995. ISBN: 0-7195-5413-6

Thanks to: Lady 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.

 

 
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