Fragment of a bed tent

Greek (Dodocanese Islands, Rhodes)
18th century


15.5 x 97 cm (6 1/8 x 38 3/16 in.); Legacy dimension: .97 x .155

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen and silk; embroidery

Not On View


Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Ground: linen. Design: a vertical row of conventionalized plants each flanked at the top by small angular animals, worked in cross stitch (not pulled tight) with yellowish green, and reddish orange silk. Sewed to this are two strips of linen on which conventionalized leaves are worked in the same manner. Ragged.

Credit Line

Gift of Elizabeth Mifflin Hammond