Border with Stags, Fountains, and Trees

Border with Stags, Fountains, and Trees

1500s

Needle lace, burato (twined ground and darned in one direction) and applied fringe; bleached linen (est.)

Overall: 13.5 x 177.3 cm (5 5/16 x 69 13/16 in.)

Gift of J. H. Wade 1921.1138

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Plant motifs, such as the blooming bushes found here, flanked by birds, were popular for their associations with well-being or blessing.

Description

Prancing stags, represented with their heads turned backward, flank an ornate fountain. The fountain motif could allude to rejuvenation and immortality.

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