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Part of a cover or curtain: T.22-1946

Object information

Maker(s)

Unknown (Production)

Description

Linen part of a cover or curtain

Three joined widths. Emboidered with polychrome silks in satin stitch and some darning stitch. The borders have been worked along the sides and the top of each panel; the lower part of the cover has inferior quality embroidery and is finished with a narrow hem. Design is a combination of branches, birds and human figures scattered over the whole surface.

Legal notes

Given by George de Menasce

Measurements and weight

Length: 148.5 cm
Width: 129 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Cyclades ⪼ Greek islands ⪼ Greece

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1946-09-25) by de Menasce, George

Dating

18th century
Circa 1701 CE - Circa 1801 CE

Note

The design is usually attributed to the island of Siphnos as is the limited range of light colours with satin stitch which is used.

Materials used in production

embroidery Silk ground Linen

Techniques used in production

Weaving : Three joined widths. Emboidered with polychrome silks in satin stitch and some darning stitch. The borders have been worked along the sides and the top of each panel; the lower part of the cover has inferior quality embroidery and is finished with a narrow hem. Design is a combination of branches, birds and human figures scattered over the whole surface.
Embroidering

References and bibliographic entries

Related exhibitions

Identification numbers

Accession number: T.22-1946
Primary reference Number: 110342
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 2 December 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

Citation for print

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The Fitzwilliam Museum (2022) "Part of a cover or curtain" Web page available at: https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/110342 Accessed: 2022-05-21 10:47:04

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