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Fragment: T.34-1949

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Production: Unknown

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Description

Linen fragment embroidered in polychrome silks in darning, chain and double running stitch. A group of embroideries, worked in bold colours and almost crudely drawn. There is a large central medallion and the stylized flower heads are possibly a version of the eight-pointed star motif. One also finds small bird and floral sprig motifs on this fragment.

Legal notes

Given by Sir Augustus and Lady Daniel

Measurements and weight

Length: 69.5 cm
Width: 44 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Skyros ⪼ Greek islands ⪼ Greece
  • Samos ⪼ Greek islands ⪼ Greece

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1949-06-25) by Augustus, Daniel, Sir & Lady

Dating

18th century
Circa 1701 CE - Circa 1801 CE

Note

The eight pointed star motif is commonly found on Ottoman textiles and ceramics, whilst the bird and sprig motif are probably in the islands traditional local idiom.

Materials used in production

embroidery Silk
ground Linen

Techniques used in production

Weaving : Linen fragment embroidered in polychrome silks in darning, chain and double running stitch. A group of embroideries, worked in bold colours and almost crudely drawn. There is a large central medallion and the stylized flower heads are possibly a version of the eight-pointed star motif. One also finds small bird and floral sprig motifs on this fragment.
Embroidering

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Identification numbers

Accession number: T.34-1949
Primary reference Number: 110425
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 17 October 2017 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

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

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