Cover

Italian
16th century


Object Place: Italy

Accession Number

54.798

Medium or Technique

Embroidered cotton

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

A rectangular cotton cover, white (now much yellowed and stained) ground; narrow border on two long sides of serpentine formed by broken branch and leaf motives, deep border design on two short ends, symmetrically arranged central fountain flanked by scrolling acanthus branches with rampant lions, griffons, and peacocks; embroidery worked in great variety of flat stitches with polychrome silks, gold, and silver metal thread; edges finished with narrow gold bobbin lace.

Provenance

1954, Adolph Loewi, Los Angeles; 1954, sold by Loewi to Mrs. Samuel Cabot for the MFA. (Accession Date: June 10, 1954)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Samuel Cabot