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Cover

Spanish or Italian
16th–17th century


Object Place: Spain or Italy

Dimensions

90 x 163 cm (35 7/16 x 64 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

43.488

Medium or Technique

Linen, embroidery

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

An unpatterned white linen field with an attached tan linen border. Embroidered in red silk yarns on the border are six female saints – “Barbara, Caterina, Agata, Apollinia, Lucia, and Margarita” – repeating amidst undulating stalks bearing blossoms, leaves and pomegranates plus rabbits, deer and other animals. The “S” before each saint’s name has been removed in every instance. Also the names are misspelled in some repeats. Attached red silk lengthwise fringe plus end fringe of embroidered red silk and ground warps. Many stains.

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection