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Drawing, The introduction of the silkworm at the court of emperor Justinian, design for "Ser, sive sericus vermis," plate 8 in the Nova Reperta (New Inventions of Modern Times) print series, ca. 1590

This is a Drawing. It was created 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, brush and gray wash 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

10.8 × 14.5 cm (4 1/4 × 5 11/16 in.)

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Drawing, The introduction of the silkworm at the court of emperor Justinian, design for "Ser, sive sericus vermis," plate 8 in the Nova Reperta (New Inventions of Modern Times) print series, ca. 1590; Jan van der Straet, called Stradanus (Flemish, 1523–1605); Netherlands; pen and brown ink, brush and gray wash on white laid paper; 10.8 × 14.5 cm (4 1/4 × 5 11/16 in.); Museum purchase through gift of various donors; 1901-39-303

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