Textile

Greek (Ionian Islands)
18th century


Object Place: Ionian Islands, Greece

Dimensions

Overall: 28.7 x 46 cm (11 5/16 x 18 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

49.314

Medium or Technique

Linen embroidery

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Linen ground, embroidered with red, blue, green, yellow and black silks in cross stitch. Symmetrical stylized pattern showing a vase of flowers in center flanked by two large peacocks, smaller birds and quadrupeds, large double-headed eagles and leaves. Along top, a subordinate frieze showing peacocks alternating with double-headed eagles. Many holes in ground, darned and patched. Black silk almost entirely rotted out.

Credit Line

Textile Income Purchase Fund