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Polychrome silk yarns work in split and darning stitches on undetermined ground. Design shows male figure flanked by two larger horsemen; ground filled by stylized birds, roosters, a stag, tulips and other flowers, the so-called "Badge of Timir"; border runs along all four sides and shows birds...

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Provenance

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

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection

Greek (Epirus or Ionian Islands), 18th or 19th century

Object Place

Epirus or Ionian Islands, Greece

Dimensions

Overall: 53.5 x 43cm (21 1/16 x 16 15/16in.)

Accession Number

43.374

Medium or Technique

Linen plain weave, embroidered with silk

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Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles