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Part of bed cover

Greek Islands (Crete)
18th century

Object Place: Crete, Greek Islands


39 x 125.5 cm (15 3/8 x 49 7/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen; embroidered

Not On View


Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Three loom widths of sheer, tabby-woven linen, connected with fancy hemming stitches. Each piece shows a powder of large sprigs embroidered with pink, blue, green, and cream silks in feather and chain stitches. Serrated linear border along one edge. Faded and stained; four patches, three of which show badly embroidered restorations. One edge raveling.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Ivan Hekimian