Woman's jacket

Greek (Northern Islands (Northern Sporades))
early 19th century

Object Place: Probably Northern Sporades, Greek Islands


42 cm (16 9/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk and metallic yarns and sequins embroidered on velvet

Not On View


Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Silk, gilt-silver and sequins on green velvet; metallic yarns laid and coiled on surface and couched down. Embroidery around collar, cuffs, central opening, bottom edge and at center back; cuffs: symmetrical design of cornucopias flanking formal floral motif; front, left and right: peacocks surmounting scrolling floral design; back: cornucopias, birds wings, interalaces in a formal arrangement reflecting European influence.

Credit Line

Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Harry A. Hill