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Border (Portugal)

This is a Border. It is dated early 17th century and we acquired it in 1902. Its medium is silk embroidery on linen foundation and its technique is embroidered in stem, outline, coral, chain, satin, buttonhole, herringbone and detached chain stitches on plain weave foundation. It is a part of the Textiles department.

This object was donated by John Pierpont Morgan. It is credited Gift of John Pierpont Morgan.

  • Frieze (USA)
  • machine-printed, distemper colors.
  • Gift of Paul F. Franco.
  • 1938-50-17-a,b
  • Cape (India)
  • s-spun tussah silk embroidery, z-spun cotton foundation.
  • Museum purchase through gift of Elizabeth Haynes.
  • 1951-41-1

Our curators have highlighted 8 objects that are related to this one. Here are three of them, selected at random:

  • Fragment (Peru)
  • wool embroidery, cotton foundation.
  • Museum purchase through gift of Mrs. John Innes Kane.
  • 1944-89-1
  • Band (Italy)
  • silk embroidery on linen foundation.
  • Bequest of Richard Cranch Greenleaf in memory of his mother, Adeline Emma....
  • 1962-52-1
  • Coverlet (India)
  • tussah silk embroidery on cotton foundation.
  • Gift of Marian Hague.
  • 1947-50-1

Its dimensions are

H x W: 17.8 x 95.9 cm (7 x 37 3/4 in.)

Cite this object as

Border (Portugal); Previously owned by Stanislas Baron ; silk embroidery on linen foundation; H x W: 17.8 x 95.9 cm (7 x 37 3/4 in.); Gift of John Pierpont Morgan; 1902-1-904

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Hewitt Sisters Collect.

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