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Cover

Italian or Portugese
17th century


Object Place: Italy or Portugal

Dimensions

117 x 98.5 cm (46 1/16 x 38 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

43.459

Medium or Technique

Linen plain weave ground and drawn work, silk floss embroidery, and silk looped fringe

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Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

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.

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection