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Fragment, possibly of one face of a long cushion cover

Greek (province of Epirus or Ionian Islands)
Probably 18th century

Object Place: Greece


59 x 66.5 cm (23 1/4 x 26 3/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk; embroidery

Not On View


Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Polychrome silk yarns on undetermined ground. Composed of three pieces sewn together: a central panel which originally formed part of a larger cover or hanging which was cut down, and two border strips; borders along three sides with repeating pattern of alternating animal (horse?) and tree or leaf; central section shows two men flanking a horseman, two men and two birds flanking a tree, flowers framed by two foliate stems, stags, birds and a dragon-like creature.

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection