Bed cover or hanging

Indian, Bengal, for the Portuguese market
17th century


Object Place: India

Dimensions

Overall: 189 x 268.5cm (74 7/16 x 105 11/16in.)

Accession Number

50.3408

Medium or Technique

Linen embroidered with silk

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Bed cover or hanging, for Portuguese market, of tan linen ground with closely-spaced, overall design embroidered with yellow silk in chainstitch: central coat-of-arms in central field surrounded by scenes from marine and land battle; deep triple border on all four sides with central band of animals, birds, and hunters, and two flanking ones of vine and flowers; embroidery worked through two layers of linen.

Provenance

Charles Deering (b. 1852 - d. 1927), Madrid and Miami, FL; 1950, gift of the Charles Deering Estate to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 10, 1950)

Credit Line

Gift of the Charles Deering Estate