Cover

Probably Persian (Reshy or Isfahan?)
19th–20th century


Dimensions

84 x 139 cm (33 1/16 x 54 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

43.528

Medium or Technique

Embroidery

Not On View

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Cover. Rectangular center section containing curling stalks, with various vlossoms and leaves, and pairs of confronted regardant birds. Surrounding field filled by similar floral motives and various birds. In each corner is a partial sun bearing female facial features. On either side of the central compartmetn is female head and shoulder, with similar features, flanked by Arabic inscriptions. Border with a repeating simple round blossom and stalk motif. Good condition. Inlaid pieces of polychrome wool cloth with emboidered details in polychrome wool and metallic yarns.

Provenance

Elizabeth Day McCormick (b. 1873– d. 1957), Chicago; 1943, gift of Mrs. Elizabeth Day McCormick to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 21, 1943)

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection