Requires Photography

Embroidered cover

Portuguese
18th century


Object Place: Portugal

Dimensions

176 x 103 cm (69 5/16 x 40 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

43.798

Medium or Technique

Silk embroidery on silk plain weave

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Polychrome floss silk laid work embroidery on yellow moire silk ground. Spiralinf floral design with four birds around central medallion of fountain with two birds. Some stains, some embroidery yarns missing.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection