Fragment of a bedspread

Portuguese
17th century


Object Place: India

Dimensions

Overall: 72 x 49.3 cm (28 3/8 x 19 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

52.267

Medium or Technique

Linen plain weave embroidered with silk

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

(Apparently part of the lower half of a natural-colored linen bedspread of which the Chicago Art Institute has the upper half: 48.155); fragmentary design worked with yellow, coral pink, gray, blue and a little black silk (black now mostly rotted out) in chain stitch with some satin stitch; figure on horseback blowing a horn; man leading a dog (?); striped snakes; highly ornamental animals and the word FAMA underneath the rider.

Provenance

1952, gift of Miss Gertrude Townsend to the MFA. (Accession Date: February 14, 1952)

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Gertrude Townsend