Leather, silk, metallic threads; L. 8 1/2 in. (21.6 cm)
Rogers Fund, by exchange, 1929 (29.23.11)
By the sixteenth century, embroidery had become a highly developed art form in England and on the Continent. The proliferation of printed materials, particularly books of embroidery designs, provided a wealth of motifs for both the amateur and professional embroiderer. The superb workmanship found in this early seventeenth-century mule suggests professional design and manufacture.