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Bed spread (fragment): T.31-1946

Object information

Maker(s)

Unknown (Production)

Description

Linen, two joined panels. Embroidered with polychrome silks in darning, chain, stem and satin stitch. Two be-ribboned flower vases hold an elaborate arrangement of stylized floral sprays. Each vase is flanked by half human, half animal figures.

Legal notes

Given by George de Menasce

Measurements and weight

Length: 85.5 cm
Width: 42 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Northern Sporades ⪼ Greek islands ⪼ Greece

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1946-09-26) by de Menasce, George

Dating

18th century
Circa 1701 CE - Circa 1801 CE

Note

The half human, half animal figures may be a local adaptation of a harpy, a fabulous monster which sometimes occurs in islamic art.

Materials used in production

embroidery Silk ground Linen

Techniques used in production

Weaving : Linen, two joined panels. Embroidered with polychrome silks in darning, chain, stem and satin stitch. Two be-ribboned flower vases hold an elaborate arrangement of stylized floral sprays. Each vase is flanked by half human, half animal figures.
Embroidering

References and bibliographic entries

Related exhibitions

Identification numbers

Accession number: T.31-1946
Primary reference Number: 110351
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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

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