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Polychrome floss silk laid work embroidery on green moire silk ground. Large central floral medallion with four birds, floral motifs with birds in four corners. Green silk and gilt-silver fringe; green silk lining.

Provenance

1943, gift of Elizabeth Day McCormick (b. 1873 - d. 1957), Chicago, to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 14, 1943)

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection

Portuguese, 18th century

Object Place

Portugal

Dimensions

176 x 108 cm (69 5/16 x 42 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

43.796

Medium or Technique

Silk embroidery on silk moire, gilt metal and silk looped fringe trim, silk backing with lace ribbon

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles