Medium: silk embroidery, linen foundation Technique: embroidered in deflected element stitches on plain weave Label: linen plain weave, embroidered in silk | 17th-18th century

Unknown Maker

End of a table cover or towel of off-white linen embroidered in red silk with a symmetrical arrangement of mermaids and fountains. Red background is embroidered, with figures reserved in plain cloth.

Credit: Gift of John Pierpont Morgan
Object: 1902...
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