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Pillow sham

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Square, embroidered pillow sham with pictoral image of Adam and Eve on front. Very bright colors used to render animals, plants and Adam and Eve seated at right side of image. 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