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AID MIA_.95.14a-bb
OTY Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects
CLG
CLT embroidery
CLS AAT
CLG
CLT boxes (containers)
CLS AAT
OTG
OTN Embroidered Box
OPP 1
MET H.11-3/4 x W.11 x D.8 in. (overall)
MEG
MCM overall
MED height
MDV 11.75
MDU inches
MEG
MCM overall
MED width
MDV 11
MDU inches
MEG
MCM overall
MED depth
MDV 8
MDU inches
OMG
OMD silk, metallic threads on white satin, decorated with seed pearls, wood, metal
OMT embroidering
OMM silk
OMM metallic thread
OMM seed pearls
OMM metal
OMS wood
OMS satin
OIN Signature, Date
CRG
CRT Unknown
CRN Unknown
CRC British
CRR artist
OCG
OCT 1662
OCS 1662
OCE 1662
SUG
SUI This box tells the Old Testament story of Queen Esther.
SUT Old Testament
CXG
CXD

Needlework has always been an important art for of England. In the 17th century, a unique style of raised work embroidery was developed and in its most elaborate form was used to pictorially embellish decorative boxes used to store one's personal treasures. This piece, one of the finest of its kind, tells the Old Testament story of Queen Esther, whose intelligence and diplomacy saved her people from persecution.

OOG
OON The Minneapolis Institute of Arts
OOP Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
OOA 95.14a-bb
OOC The John R. Van Derlip Fund and gifts in honor of Mary Ann Butterfield, textile conservator at The Minneapolis Institute of Arts, on the occasion of her retirement
ORG
ORS Permission for educational use only granted by The Minneapolis Institute of Arts
ORL http://www.artsmia.org/restrictions.html
RIG
RIP Y
RID Full view
RIR HasFormat
RIL MIA_.2346c.tif
RIG
RIP N
RID Three-quarter view
RIR HasFormat
RIL MIA_.2934c.tif
RIG
RIP N
RID Left side
RIR HasFormat
RIL MIA_.2936c.tif
RIG
RIP N
RID Right side
RIR HasFormat
RIL MIA_.2938c.tif
RIG
RIP N
RID Front
RIR HasFormat
RIL MIA_.2940c.tif
RIG
RIP N
RID Back
RIR HasFormat
RIL MIA_.2942c.tif
RIG
RIP N
RID Detail
RIR HasFormat
RIL MIA_.2944c.tif
RIG
RIP N
RID Lid
RIR HasFormat
RIL MIA_.2946c.tif
RIG
RIP N
RID Front
RIR HasFormat
RIL MIA_.2948c.tif
RIG
RIP N
RID Detail of open box
RIR HasFormat
RIL MIA_.2950c.tif
RIG
RIP N
RID Detail of open box
RIR HasFormat
RIL MIA_.2952c.tif
RIG
RIP N
RID Detail of open box
RIR HasFormat
RIL MIA_.2954c.tif
RIG
RIP N
RID Detail of open box
RIR HasFormat
RIL MIA_.2956c.tif
RMG
RMD Museum Director and CEO, Evan Maurer, leads visitors through a personal tour of some of the most popular works in the collection.
RMR References
RML MIA_.9514.ram
RMG
RMD Textile artist Kaffe Fassett disscusses the inspiration of the Embroidered Box in a excerpt from the Interactive Gallery Program <i>Material Witnesses</i>
RMR References
RML MIA_.Kaffe.ram
DCG
DCB Soth: MIA Photo/Scanning Services
DCD 3/26/98
AVD 20000606
AVV 1.2
ALY 1998

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