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What is this?

Linen band embroidered with red silk with a repeating alternation of two patterns. One is a mermaid and the other a bird and cornucopia, each flipped both vertically and horizontally. The bird and cornucopia portion of the design is taken from Vavassore's pattern book "Esemplario di Lavori," published in Venice in 1532.

This is a band from Greece. It is dated 18th–19th century and we acquired it in 1953. Gift of Richard C. Greenleaf.

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Its medium is

medium: silk embroidery on linen foundation technique: embroidered in long-armed cross stitches on plain weave foundation label: linen embroidered with silk in long-armed cross stitch

Its dimensions are

H x W: 123.8 x 31.1 cm (48 3/4 x 12 1/4 in.)

This object has been tagged:

This object was donated by Richard Cranch Greenleaf and catalogued by Gillian Moss

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