118 x 109 cm / 3ft 10 " x 3ft 6" ref 13456
A squarish silk embroidery on linen from either the Dodecanese or Cyclades Islands circa 1700 inter-set with cotton crochet work. Upon close examination the fine silk work depicts fabulous mythological animals and a pairs of opposed birds known from Sogdian and Byzantium silks. A Venetian legacy is also discernible since Venice still help sway from around the time that this would have been made.
Some damages and small stains are apparent with this historic embroidery.