Bed cover or hanging

Indian, Bengal, for the Portuguese market
17th century

Object Place: India


Overall: 189 x 268.5cm (74 7/16 x 105 11/16in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen embroidered with silk

Not On View


Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Bed cover or hanging, for Portuguese market, of tan linen ground with closely-spaced, overall design embroidered with yellow silk in chainstitch: central coat-of-arms in central field surrounded by scenes from marine and land battle; deep triple border on all four sides with central band of animals, birds, and hunters, and two flanking ones of vine and flowers; embroidery worked through two layers of linen.


Charles Deering (b. 1852 - d. 1927), Madrid and Miami, FL; 1950, gift of the Charles Deering Estate to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 10, 1950)

Credit Line

Gift of the Charles Deering Estate