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Cream colored linen worked with blue silk

16th–17th century

Object Place: Italy


Height x width: 73 1/4 x 5 1/8 in. (186 x 13 cm) not including fringe

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen, embroidery

Not On View


Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Design three different pieces sewed together, vertical band with crowned birds and dolphins (at right end) and in middle and at left end conventionalized plan forms left in linen, the fine rectangular mesh ground worked with blue silk in two sided cross stitch pulled tight. Bottom and two sides edged with fringe woven with blue silk and cream colored linen.

Credit Line

Gift of Philip Lehman in memory of his wife Carrie L. Lehman