Object Place: Italy
35.5 x 9.8 cm (14 x 3 7/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Linen plain weave embroidered with glass beads
Not On View
An urn with a lush naturalistic floral and fruit grouping, plus birds, on a white field. Above this appears, “Ai genitor Ch’ Amiamo/ Questo lavoro Offriamo” (To the parent that I love this work I offer). Flanking below are “Le. D. Granchio” and “Fec. Nel. 1831” Stylized floral vine border. Translucent and opaque glass plus gold colored metal beads. Couched repairs, missing and loose beads.
Gift of Elizabeth Day McCormick to MFA, 1943
The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection