Bed cover

Indo-European
19th century


Object Place: Indian

Dimensions

Overall: 186 x 260cm (73 1/4 x 102 3/8in.)

Accession Number

1976.780

Medium or Technique

Silk; embroidery: cotton, silk yarn

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Collections

Asia, Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Bedcover. Silk yarns embroidered on plain woven cotton ground. Border design of meandering wine with leaves and floral blossoms with eagles interspersed at intervals. Central medallion in field with floral bouquet rising from vase flanked by two deer, floral buoquets in each corner of field. Ground discolored, stained and worn in places, dark brown silk dye has bled; fringe on one side.

Provenance

Purchased for the Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection by the MFA, December 8, 1976

Credit Line

Textile Income Purchase Fund, Purchased for The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection