Embroidery of King David on silk by Anna Maria van Schurman

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Anna Maria van Schurman embroidered this image of King David using colorful silk thread. King David is surrounded by floral ornaments and appears to be playing a harp, alluding to the Biblical story in which King David plays the harp to scare away evil spirits (1 Samuel 16:23).

Citation: Van Schurman, Anna Maria. Embroidery on silk. (21.5 x 19 cm) Museum Martena, Franeker, The Netherlands
Permissions: This image is used with permission from Museum Martena
Credit: Museum Martena
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