Fragment of a bed tent

Greek (Dodocanese Islands, Rhodes)
18th century


Dimensions

15.5 x 97 cm (6 1/8 x 38 3/16 in.); Legacy dimension: .97 x .155

Accession Number

33.439

Medium or Technique

Linen and silk; embroidery

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Ground: linen. Design: a vertical row of conventionalized plants each flanked at the top by small angular animals, worked in cross stitch (not pulled tight) with yellowish green, and reddish orange silk. Sewed to this are two strips of linen on which conventionalized leaves are worked in the same manner. Ragged.

Credit Line

Gift of Elizabeth Mifflin Hammond