A Personification of the Five Senses

Dublin Core

Title

A Personification of the Five Senses

Subject

A 17th century British cabinet box

Description

The five women depicted on the cabinet represent the five senses. They were drawn with ink on satin. The storage box is an example of raised work or stumpwork which was a common practice to decorate storage boxes in Britain during the 17th century.

Creator

NA

Source

https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/222231

Publisher

Rogers Fund, the MET

Date

third quarter 17th century

Contributor

Elizabeth-Ann Turac

Rights

Public Domain

Relation

John Locke, An Essay Concerning Human Understanding 

Format

Satin, silk, metal thread, purl, chenille, seed pearls, coral beads, mica, tent, knots, rococo, couching, and detached buttonhole stitches: wood frame, and wooden feet.
H. 5 3/4 x L. 9x W. 7 1/2 inches

Language

NA;English

Type

Storage box

Coverage

The woven textile box of the five senses was created around the publication of John Locke, An Essay Concerning Human Understanding, which also begins the discussion of philosophy and how sensations impact the mind and thoughts.

Files

DP152998.jpg
DP151875.jpg

Citation

NA, “A Personification of the Five Senses,” Enlightenmens, accessed February 6, 2023, http://enlightenmens.lmc.gatech.edu/items/show/34.

Output Formats