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Fragment of a Hanging

Object Name:
Fragment of a hanging
Date:
18th century
Geography:
Attributed to North Africa
Medium:
Linen, silk
Dimensions:
H. 76 in. (193 cm) W. 13 1/2 in. (34.3 cm)
Classification:
Textiles-Embroidered
Credit Line:
Anonymous Gift in honor of Karekin Beshir, 1969
Accession Number:
69.142.2
Not on view
Textile panels such as this with borders on three sides were joined and hung vertically as curtains. Many of them were finely embroidered and were intended to adorn beds, specifically those in bridal chambers. Typically the design of these panels is a vertical row of five or more floral medallions running down the center.
Private Collection(until 1969; gifted to MMA)
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