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Two faces of small cushion cover

Greek
18th–19th century


Object Place: Skyros, Northern Sporades, Greek Islands

Dimensions

39 x 27.5 cm (15 3/8 x 10 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

1972.1066

Medium or Technique

Linen; embroidery

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Stitched together on 3 sides. Undyed linen ground embroidered with red, yellow, blue and white silk. Design shows row of 4 horsemen along one of long sides of front and back faces; above horsemen are, on each face, 3 small horses. Traces of fringe remain; stained, faded; black yarns delineated face and other details rotted revealing underdrawing.

Credit Line

Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Harry A. Hill