Cushion cover

Greek (Epirus or Ionian Islands)
18th or 19th century

Object Place: Greece, Epirus or Ionian Islands


Overall: 53.5 x 43cm (21 1/16 x 16 15/16in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen plain weave, embroidered with silk

Not On View


Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Polychrome silk yarns work in split and darning stitches on undetermined ground. Design shows male figure flanked by two larger horsemen; ground filled by stylized birds, roosters, a stag, tulips and other flowers, the so-called “Badge of Timir”; border runs along all four sides and shows birds alternating with flowers (same border pattern as 43.375).


Elizabeth Day McCormick (b. 1873 - d. 1957), Chicago; 1943, gift of Elizabeth Day McCormick to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 14, 1943)

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection