Milanese Bobbin Lace Border Picturing the Goddess Diana

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Description
This Milanese style bobbin lace border depicts Diana, the Roman goddess of the hunt, with her dog. It was probably made in Flanders early in the 18th century. The delicate motifs are executed with bobbin made decorated tapes in fine linen thread. The connecting mesh is decorated with regularly spaced square tallies.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1650-1700
maker
unknown
place made
Flanders
Physical Description
linen (overall material)
bobbin lace (overall production method/technique)
Measurements
overall: 26 3/4 in x 7 1/8 in; 67.945 cm x 18.0975 cm
ID Number
TE.E252705
accession number
49730
catalog number
E252705
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. Wm. M. Kingsland, 1909
subject
Lace
Lace Making
Linen
Bobbin Lace
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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