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Pictorial hanging

Balkan (Hungary or Bulgaria?)
1815


Dimensions

168 x 91 cm (66 1/8 x 35 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

47.369

Medium or Technique

Embroidered velvet

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Pictorial hanging. Scene: A group of figures in Turkic costume around a tree. The central figures hold aloft a flag bearing red, green, and white horizontal bands and a cross. A churchman and two other people to the left; a group of armed men to the right; all raisinf their arms in a jubilant motion. A Cyrilic inscription and the date 1815 at the bottom edge. Leafy vines act as borderes on either side. Black velvet gound embroidered with polychrome wool yarns. Good condition.

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection