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Rectangular bed cover of dark blue silk satin embroidered in chain stitch with polychrome silk with design of central medallion and outer borders intersecting at corners; female personifications of the five senses, dressed in latest fashion of the mid-17th century, depicted in center of...

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By 1929, Thomas Jefferson Newbold, Boston; by descent to his son, Thomas Newbold (b. 1916 - d. 1996), Boston; from Mr. Newbold to his wife, Noreen M. Newbold (b. 1923 - d. 2011); 1998, gift of Mrs. Newbold to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 27, 1999)

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Gift of Noreen M. Newbold

Indian, Gujerat, for the Portuguese market, late 17th century

Object Place

India (probably)


Overall: 193 x 273cm (76 x 107 1/2in.)

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Medium or Technique

Silk satin embroidered in silk


Textiles and Fashion Arts