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Auction: Auction 29.06.1999
was auctioned on: 29 June 1999
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A rare long cushion cover of linen embroidered in coloured silks and metal threads with two muses holding a circular allegorical map of the world, or mappa mundi , the sun, shooting stars, a castle, a village and a tent, an allegory of Charity, two f...

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Estimate: £20,000 - £40,000
ca. US$31,919 - US$63,839
Price realised:  £47,700
ca. US$76,128
Lot number 17, Views: 19

A rare long cushion cover of linen embroidered in coloured silks and metal threads with two muses holding a circular allegorical map of the world, or mappa mundi , the sun, shooting stars, a castle, a village and a tent, an allegory of Charity, two figures in Turkish dress, a lion, a cat, a dog and other animals, with tassels at each corner-- 26 x 45in. (66 x 110cm.), English, circa 1600 See Colour Plate

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Christie's
Title: Auction 29.06.1999
Date of the auction: 29 Jun 1999
Address: Christie's
London, South Kensington