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Italy

Pillow Cover, c. 1600

Linen, plain weave, front: embroidered in buttonhole, double hem, hem, overcast, and satin stitches; couching and eyelet holes; cut and drawn work with needle lace filling stitches; sides (replacement): 3 strips of cut and drawn work embroidered in buttonhole, coral, hem, and needle lace filling stitches; back: center panel plain weave with cut and drawn work embroidered in double hem, hem and needle lace filling stitches; center panel is a symmetrical scrolling floral motif; inner borders combine geometric and scrolling floral patterns outer borders geometric patterning
35.2 x 49.5 cm (13 7/8 x 19 1/2 in.)

Mr. and Mrs. Martin A. Ryerson Collection, 1937.1183




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