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Bed cover

Ionian (?)
18th–19th century

Object Place: Greek Islands


175 x 240 cm (68 7/8 x 94 1/2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk; embroidery

Not On View


Textiles and Fashion Arts



Edged on three sides by a repeating motif of a highly stylized flowering branch group with small sylized quail above and below. Above this repeating alternately at intervals a highly stylized bird (?) and a floral spray. Fringe on the two opposite decorated edges. Constructed of four panels joined horizontially. Polychrome silk yarns on a white cotton gauze ground with white silk yarn stripes in the ground along the longitudinal edges of each panel. Several small repaired holes.

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection