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Decoration from a head-dress

Russian
18th or early 19th century


Dimensions

Overall: 15.5 x 14.3 cm (6 1/8 x 5 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

31.165

Medium or Technique

Linen and silk; embroidery

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Ground: light neutral linen. Design: square divided into four smaller squares each enclosing a geometric figure with small swastika figure in the center and in each corner. The ground is covered with black silk cross stitch, the design is worked in worn gold thread (gilded copper wound on silk). Alike on both sides.

Provenance

From the Collection of Madame N. de Shabelsky

Credit Line

Frederick Brown Fund