Doorway of a bed tent

Greek (Dodecanese, Cos)
18th or 19th century


Object Place: Dodecanese, Island of Kos, Greece

Dimensions

253 x 314 cm (99 5/8 x 123 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

50.2626

Medium or Technique

Silk embroidery on linen

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Eight tapering linen panels embroidered with polychrome silk yarns. Design of six outer panels shows repeating “Queen” patterns, alternating red and green; central panels embroidered with King and Queen pattern, and small birds; “gable” of central archway repeats these patterns and adds variety of birds; in spandrels are large confronting birds, human figures and double-headed eagles. Linen yellowed, some yarns rotted; pieced and mended in places.

Provenance

1950, Irene Rothschild (Mrs. Solomon R.) Guggenheim (b. 1868 - d. 1954), New York; 1950, gift of Mrs. Solomon R. Guggenheim to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 8, 1950)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Solomon R. Guggenheim