Milanese Bobbin Lace Border Picturing the Goddess Diana

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
Object Name
lace
lace, fragment
Object Type
lace
date made
1650-1700
maker
unknown
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
place made
Flanders
ID Number
TE*E252705
accession number
49730
catalog number
E252705
subject
Textiles
Domestic Furnishings
Lace
Lace Making
Linen
Bobbin Lace
Lace
Textiles
Lace
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. Wm. M. Kingsland, 1909
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