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Cushion cover: T.33-1949

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Maker(s)

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Description

Linen cushion cover embroidered with polychrome silks in darning, back and satin stitch.

The male figures, whether part of the three dominant rows or as smaller scale motifs at each end, carry large candles, flowers, ewers, muskets or swords and possibly a mandolin. There are two distinct dress styles, long coat and breeches or short coat and baggy breeches; heads are variously covered with long caps, turbans or hats.

Legal notes

Given by Sir Augustus and Lady Daniel

Measurements and weight

Length: 43.5 cm
Width: 36.5 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Northern Sporades ⪼ 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

This may be a dowry or bridal cushion covered with the figures preparing to celebrate a wedding.

Materials used in production

embroidery Silk ground Linen

Techniques used in production

Weaving : Linen cushion cover embroidered with polychrome silks in darning, back and satin stitch. The male figures, whether part of the three dominant rows or as smaller scale motifs at each end, carry large candles, flowers, ewers, muskets or swords and possibly a mandolin. There are two distinct dress styles, long coat and breeches or short coat and baggy breeches; heads are variously covered with long caps, turbans or hats.
Embroidering

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Identification numbers

Accession number: T.33-1949
Primary reference Number: 110424
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 17 October 2017 Last processed: Wednesday 24 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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