Object Place: Persia
88 x 136 cm (34 5/8 x 53 9/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
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Field: central cartouche bearing a lion in profile, holding an upraised scimitar, with the sun rising over his back (the Persian royal device). This is within an ogival compartment which extends into a complex arrangement of curving vines with leaves, blossom and birds, filling the field. Triple border with similar repeating floral designs. Entirely embroidered in metallic yarn in raised work on a purple velvet ground. Metallic yarns and ground badly worn; lined.
The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection