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Stumpwork casket c1660-1690

RCIN 39240

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Embroidered caskets of this type were produced in England in considerable numbers in the period 1660 – 90 by young girls, almost invariably amateurs, practising their needlework skills. This casket is of exceptional quality, and includes a rare pastoral tableau on the lid of a shepherdess sitting beneath trees with her flock and dog. The sides portray Old Testament subjects.