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Eight tapering linen panels embroidered with polychrome silk yarns. Design of six outer panels shows repeating "Queen" patterns, alternating red and green; central panels embroidered with King and Queen pattern, and small birds; "gable" of central archway repeats these patterns and adds variety...

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Provenance

1950, Irene Rothschild (Mrs. Solomon R.) Guggenheim (b. 1868 - d. 1954), New York; 1950, gift of Mrs. Solomon R. Guggenheim to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 8, 1950)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Solomon R. Guggenheim

Greek (Dodecanese, Cos), 18th or 19th century

Object Place

Dodecanese, Island of Kos, Greece

Dimensions

253 x 314 cm (99 5/8 x 123 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

50.2626

Medium or Technique

Silk embroidery on linen

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles