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Cushion cover: T.19-1946

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Maker(s)

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Description

Cushion cover; Embroidered with polychrome silks in darning, chain, stem and satin stitch. A mounted figure in local costume is flanked by a vase and ewer holding flowers.

Legal notes

Given by George de Menasce

Measurements and weight

Length: 56 cm
Width: 41 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Yannina ⪼ Epirus ⪼ Greece

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Late 18th-early 19th century
Circa 1780 CE - Circa 1820 1820 CE

Note

The Ottoman influence is obvious in both the dominant darning stitch and the decorative content of the embroidery, apart from the figurative motifs, typical in Epirot work.

Materials used in production

embroidery Silk ground Linen

Techniques used in production

Weaving : Cushion cover; Embroidered with polychrome silks in darning, chain, stem and satin stitch. A mounted figure in local costume is flanked by a vase and ewer holding flowers.
Embroidering

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Identification numbers

Accession number: T.19-1946
Primary reference Number: 110340
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 27 November 2020 Last processed: Wednesday 24 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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