Cushion cover

English
1580–1630


Object Place: England

Dimensions

58.4 x 93.0 cm (23 x 36 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

43.406

Medium or Technique

Linen plain weave, embroidered with silk and metallic threads, peacock-feathers, and spangles

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Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Pillow cover with scenes from Ovid’s Metamorphoses. Intertwined vines with flowers and leaves form rosettes enclosing insects, with figures and animals filling the spaces, including harpies, Pan, Apollo and Daphne.

Provenance

Elizabeth Day McCormick (b. 1873 - d. 1957), Chicago; 1943, gift of Elizabeth Day McCormick to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 14, 1943)

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection