PIllow sham

Ethiopian
1990–2012
Mekonen Asikenaw (Ethiopian, twentieth century)


Object Place: Israel

Dimensions

Length x width: 35.6 x 40.6 cm (14 x 16 in.)

Accession Number

2012.836

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Contemporary Art, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Square, embroidered pillow sham with pictorial representation of crowned figure playing a stringed instrument (harpischord?). Attendant stands behind him and a crowd of male figures in clergy robes stand at right of composition. Brightly colored - mainly red, yellow, blue. Reverse is solid black material with split in middle to insert pillow.

Provenance

Mid-1990s, given by the North American Conference on Ethiopian Jewry to Judith Manelis, Lexington, MA; 2012, gift of Judith Manelis to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 24, 2012)

Credit Line

Gift of Judith Manelis