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Album of designs for embroidery: bodices, gauntlets, caps, bags, page 79 (recto)

Anonymous, Dutch, 17th century.

From top to bottom, and left to right:

Design was cut from another source and pasted onto this page. It is in the shape of a rectangle and is decorated with curving leaves and flowers. In the center is a topless woman with a snake coiled around her arm, contained within a heart-shaped frame. At the top of the frame are two birds that flank a flower in the center.

Credit: The Elisha Whittelsey Collection, The Elisha Whittelsey Fund, 1955 ...
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Pen and ink; some with wash
18.9 x 11.4in
Image and text © Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2019

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