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Embroidered cover

Polychrome floss silk laid work embroidery on green silk ground. Spiraling floral design with birds eating fruit and rabbits around central medallion of two birds eating fruit and branches with fruit.

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

Portuguese, 18th century

Object Place

Portugal

Accession Number

43.797

Medium or Technique

Silk embroidery on silk plain weave

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles