Cushion cover

Greek Islands (Rhodes)
18th Century

Object Place: Rhodes, Dodecanese, Greece


56 x 45.5 cm (22 1/16 x 17 15/16 in.); Legacy dimension: 17 15/16 x 21 7/16 in.

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen, embroidery

Not On View


Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Natural linen tabby-woven ground, embroidered with heavy floss silks in cross, running and binding stitches. Each face shows a border of two rows of alternating dark red and blue-green leaf forms set at an angle, with details of the opposite color. Red and green star or rosette in center. Narrow border lines of same colors; seams formed of openwork stitches. Linen stamped with mark on both faces. Stained and patched; some green silks replaced. Linen browned.

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Aimée and Miss Rosamond Lamb