Requires Photography

Picture

North African, possibly, or the Near East


Object Place: North Africa or the Near East (possibly)

Dimensions

54.5 x 50 cm (21 7/16 x 19 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

51.2459

Medium or Technique

Cotton; embroidery/Beadwork

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Metal purl (partially in raisedwork), glass beads, spangles, metal strips and metallic yarns on a tan cotton ground. A pair of angels or peris wearing long skirts and high boots, one holding a floral fan (?), the other a fly whisk(?). They stand on either side of a kneeling camel which bears a carriage on its back. Alternating bands of simple floral motives border the scene. Partly unreadable due to missing purl, spangles and beads. Very badly worn. Partial fringe at bottom.

Provenance

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection; Gift from Elizabeth Day McCormick, October 23, 1951

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection