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Panel: T.41-1946

Object information

Maker(s)

Unknown (Production)

Description

Two linen panels from a bedcurtain embroidered in polychrome silks.

Embroidered in darning and satin stitch. Stepped lines of alternating, paired, broad leaves and branches, which are decorated with single and paired birds and strange animal variously described as a dragon, a griffon or the "Patmos dog". The bottom of an embroidered gable is visible at the top of the panels.

Legal notes

Given by George de Menasce

Measurements and weight

Length: 205 cm
Width: 94 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Patmos ⪼ Dodecanese ⪼ 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

It is probable that a complete curtain would have been made up with four panels, sufficient to give privacy in a Patmos house, which traditionally have a partially partitioned sleeping area with a wooden screen.

Materials used in production

embroidery Silk ground Linen

Techniques used in production

Weaving : Embroidered in darning and satin stitch. Stepped lines of alternating, paired, broad leaves and branches, which are decorated with single and paired birds and strange animal variously described as a dragon, a griffon or the "Patmos dog". The bottom of an embroidered gable is visible at the top of the panels.
Embroidering

References and bibliographic entries

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Identification numbers

Accession number: T.41-1946
Primary reference Number: 110368
Stable URI

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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