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Square cover

18th–19th century (?)

Object Place: Coutrai, Belgium


140 x 141 cm (55 1/8 x 55 1/2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk and linen damask

Not On View


Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Large central medallion, bordered by a repeating clover motif, with the seated Virgin Mary holding baby Jesus on her lap; John the Baptist as a boy, holding a cross over his right shoulder, looks on. They are encircled by a lattice bearing leaves and grape bunches. Surrounding field powdered with small repeating clover leaves and circular motives. Border of arcades with columns and arches and pairs of cavorting cherubim holding tapers, baskets of fruit and jugs. In each corner a pin-wheel motif medallion. White silk and tan linen. Water stain in central medallion.

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection