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Polychrome floss silk laid work embroidery on white moire silk ground. Central floral medallion with seated white figure surrounded by spiraling floral design with four birds and four large cats. Beige cotton 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

Portugal, 18th century

Object Place

Portugal

Dimensions

101 x 175 cm (39 3/4 x 68 7/8 in.); Legacy dimension: about 48 x 72 in.

Accession Number

43.799

Medium or Technique

Silk embroidery on silk moire, and cotton-sateen backing

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles