Embroidered cover or hanging

Indian, Gujarat, for the Portuguese market
17th century

Object Place: India


264 x 202 cm (103 15/16 x 79 1/2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk satin embroidered with silk in chain stitch

Not On View


Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Bed cover or hanging with dark blue silk ground over cotton embroidered with polychrome silk yarns wit design in central field of battle of foot soldiers armed with rifles and cannons (above) and battle of horsemen (below); outer border filled with hunting scenes and floral landscape and in the corners, a double-headed eagle, lion rampart, mythical horned beast and European figure; fringe on four sides of pink, green, yellow and white silk.


1950, gift of Elizabeth Day McCormick (b. 1873 - d. 1957), Chicago, to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 9, 1950)

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection