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Pillow sham

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Square, embroidered pillow sham with large white dove at center. Symbolic depiction of Jerusalem and Western Wall in background. Dove carries seated figures - playing instruments. Brightly colored. Reverse is solid black material with split in middle to insert pillow.


Mid-1990s, given by the North American Conference on Ethiopian Jewry to Judith Manelis, Lexington, MA; 2012, gift of Judith Manelis to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 24, 2012)

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Gift of Judith Manelis

Ethiopian, 1990–2012


Length x width: 35.6 x 40.6 cm (14 x 16 in.)

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Textiles and Fashion Arts