Italian or Portugese
Object Place: Italy or Portugal
117 x 98.5 cm (46 1/16 x 38 3/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Linen plain weave ground and drawn work, silk floss embroidery, and silk looped fringe
Not On View
White linen field divided into square compartments by drawn-work lines. Attached tan linen, narrow side and wide end, borders. Ends: A central half-human, half-floral figure hold a cornucopia in either hand from which symmetrical, curling, lush, stylized vines emanate. Amidst the vines are figures with bows and arrows, and swords and shields, winged putti, mounted warriors, dragonheads and other creatures. Sides: a similar vine with a dog and a unicorn alternately repeating in a row. Polychrome floss silk yarns. Border stained and soiled; some small holes in ground material.
The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection