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Embroidery on dress sleeve

Greek (probably Attica)
19th century

Object Place: probably Attica, Greece


21.7 x 45.3 cm (8 9/16 x 17 13/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen, embroidery

Not On View


Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Sleeve from a dress. Coarse tabby-woven linen ground, decorated with applied stripe of red cotton cloth, and rectangles, lozenges, stars and leaves (?) embroidered with fine blue and brown wools in cross and stem stitches. On one surface, three crosses formed of applied red cotton. Frayed edges; many yarns and some applied cotton worn. Light brownish stains.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Ivan Hekimian