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Fragment of a skirt border

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Includes floral scrollwork, double-tailed mermaid above urn, double-headed eagle above crowns, birds, and two human figures, shows Italian influence; narrow border of scrollwork and carnations along bottom edge. Worked with polychrome silk yarns on probably a linen and cotton ground.

Credit Line

Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Harry A. Hill

Greek Island (Crete), 18th or 19th century

Object Place

Crete, Greek Islands


72.5 cm (28 9/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Linen; silk embroidery on linen or cotton


Textiles and Fashion Arts