17thC Religious Silkwork Embroidery Picture. The embroidery is very finely worked in silks on a silk ground. The picture depicts Mary cradling baby Jesus, who holds a dove. They are stood on a plinth, underneath a canopy. Surrounded by flowers. The piece is partly worked in metal thread in a variety of stitches. Metal flower sequins are scattered around the picture. Text at the bottom hard to read, possibly, ‘N.S.OPILAR’. Framed in an modern hogarth-effect wooden frame with glass. The embroidery has been glued to a board and backed with chipboard.. Dimensions exclude the frame and slip.