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French (?)
19th century

Object Place: France (?)


89 x 79 cm (35 1/16 x 31 1/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk ground with glass beadwork, and linen backing

Not On View


Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Field: within a cross with floral borders in an octagonal medallion with four white doves perched on the [rim] of a basin, one drinking the water held in it. Borders: elaborate scrolling leaves, naturalistic floral rows and a classical style head in each corner. Translucent and opaque beads of various colors strung on silk yarns. Technique same as that of 43.1007. Backing of tan linen a later addition. Fragile; some missing beads.

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection