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David and Abigail

Embroidered picture: David and Abigail. England, mid-17th century. Embroidered picture: David and Abigail. England, mid-17th century. Copyright Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, acc. no. 64.101.1325.

'David and Abigail' is an embroidered picture made in England in the mid-seventeenth century, now in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. It may originally have been a cushion cover. The ground material is linen, and the embroidery is carried out with silk thread. It measures 48.3 x 62.2 cm. The central scene shows David on his horse, talking with Abigail in front of him (compare I Samuel 25).

Metropolitan Museum online catalogue (the accompanying description in the catalogue is obviously wrong; retrieved 9 November 2016).

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