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Bedspread with arms of Antonio de S. Miguel, Bishop of Mechoaccan, Mexico

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(Chinese for Western market). Worked for Antonio de S. Miguel, Bishop of Mechoacan, a province of New Spain, now Mexico; light greenish-blue satin ground embroidered with polychrome silks, silver metal thread (in incription) and a little gold metal thread (in figure of dog), largely in satin...

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Given to the MFA by Mrs. William Dexter, February 14, 1952; transferred from Asiatic Dept. to Textiles.

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Gift of Mrs. William Dexter

Chinese for export, late 18th century

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206.5 x 201.5 cm (81 5/16 x 79 5/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Silk; embroidery


Textiles and Fashion Arts