Pillow sham

Ethiopian
1990–2012
Demoz. Gelu (Ethiopian, twentieth century)


Object Place: Israel

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

2012.837

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Contemporary Art, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Square, embroidered pillow sham with pictoral image of Adam and Eve on front. Very bright colors used to render animals, plants and Adam and Eve seated at right side of image. 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