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Fragment of a panel of embroidery

Large stylized blossom flanked by a confronted pair of parrots and dragons regardant; flowers and curling leaves. polychrome silk yarns on a diaper pattern white floss silk ground. Narrow woven border. Condition good.

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection

Italian (?), 17th century

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Medium or Technique

Silk embroidery on linen ground, and silk satin backing


Textiles and Fashion Arts