Apr 18, 2018
Apr 18, 2018

Cloth with Border of Peacocks and Vegetation

Cloth with Border of Peacocks and Vegetation

17th-18th century

Plain weave linen with needle lace, burato (twined ground and darned in one direction); bleached linen (est.)

Overall: 80.3 x 334.3 cm (31 5/8 x 131 5/8 in.)

Dudley P. Allen Fund 1916.1884

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Based on the ancient belief that the peacock’s flesh never decayed, they became a symbol of immortality and the Resurrection of Christ.

Description

This large cloth shows a repeated pattern of confronted peacocks flanked by decorative motifs. More birds appear in the register above, and a pattern of four-legged animals is in the register below.

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