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Embroidered cover

Polychrome floss silk laid work embroidery on yellow moire silk ground. Spiralinf floral design with four birds around central medallion of fountain with two birds. Some stains, some embroidery yarns missing.

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

43.798

Medium or Technique

Silk embroidery on silk plain weave

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles