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Drawing, Sericulture, Unwinding Cocoons, ca. 1590

This is a Drawing. It was designed by Jan van der Straet, called Stradanus. It is dated ca. 1590 and we acquired it in 1901. Its medium is pen and brown ink on white laid paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

It is credited Museum purchase through gift of various donors.

Its dimensions are

9.9 × 14.1 cm (3 7/8 × 5 9/16 in.)

It is inscribed

Top, center: "Matassa" (yarn), Back, bottom: "Ester," below: "Eunicho guardiano della virgine" (Eunuch keeper of the virgin)

Cite this object as

Drawing, Sericulture, Unwinding Cocoons, ca. 1590; Designed by Jan van der Straet, called Stradanus (Flemish, active Italy, 1523–1605); Netherlands; pen and brown ink on white laid paper; 9.9 × 14.1 cm (3 7/8 × 5 9/16 in.); Museum purchase through gift of various donors; 1901-39-171

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