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Panel

Spanish or Portuguese
16th century


Object Place: Spain or Portugal

Dimensions

89.5 x 81 cm (35 1/4 x 31 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

50.502

Medium or Technique

Silk embroidery on linen plain weave, silk floss woven trim with tassels, and silk satin lining

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Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Panel. Small, simple stylized four-petaled blossom surrounded symmetrically by curling leaf and small buta motives repeating within compartments framed by four stylized re-curved branch motives. A similar blossom repeats in the interstices. A small ploychrome bird in profile appears twice. Double border on lower edge and upper corners of a repeating polychrome branch and leaf motif. Pendant tassels edge three sides. Green and pink silk yarns on a tan linen ground. Worn, many small repairs.

Provenance

1950, gift of Elizabeth Day McCormick (b. 1873 - d. 1957), Chicago, to the MFA. (Accession Date: March 13, 1950)

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection