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Border, probably of a bed valance

Greek Islands (Cyclades, possibly Syphnos)
18th–19th century

Object Place: possibly Syphnos, Cyclades, Greek Islands


175 cm (68 7/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen; embroidery

Not On View


Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Linen embroidered with red, green, blue and beige silks, edged with green, beige, and occasionally blue tassels on three sides. Two pieces sewn together. Counted thread design showing along two long sides rows of confronting birds, alternating green and blue (blue mostly missing); between these two rows: one of highly stylized double-headed eagles alternating red and green; eagles with geometric compartments; geometric and floral filler designs.

Credit Line

Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Harry A. Hill