Bedcover

probably Peruvian
Colonial
1661


Object Place: Peru

Dimensions

Overall: 229 x 325cm (90 3/16 x 127 15/16in.)

Accession Number

52.1690

Medium or Technique

Cotton; embroidery, lace

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Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Bedcover. Bright pink yarns embroidered on undyed cotton ground. Lace border on three sides. Design copied from European engravings of personifications of seasons, virtues and other subjects. Embroidered border probably copied from lace pattern books. Embroidered in white on undyed ground at lower right corner: 1° MAYO 1661.

Provenance

1952, Meyer (probably Henry D. Meyer, Los Angeles); January 25-26, 1952, Meyer and others sale, Parke-Bernet, New York, lot 307, to Elizabeth Day McCormick (b. 1873 - d. 1957), Chicago; gift of Elizabeth Day McCormick to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 30, 1952)

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection