Aug 15, 2011
Aug 24, 2012
Aug 24, 2012
Aug 24, 2012

Panel with Birds, Flowers, and Suns

Panel with Birds, Flowers, and Suns


Needle lace, filet/lacis (knotted ground and darned in two directions); bleached linen (est.)

Overall: 23.1 x 91.5 cm (9 1/8 x 36 in.)

Gift of J. H. Wade 1920.1160


Did you know?

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


The repeated sun and cross motifs, representing Christ and the Crucifixion, suggest this lace panel may have been used to ornament a Christian vestment, perhaps worn by a clergy member.

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