Table Cover (Spain), 18th century

  • Creator: Milton Sonday
  • Year: 1970
  • Location: Spain

Rectangular linen table cover with the center panel embroidered in polychrome silks and an ivory drawn work border sewn to all four sides. The embroidery depicts a large “bicho” or beast in pink, blue and gold, suckling two small beasts, with a third small beast inside the mother beast; four small beasts are scattered around. In each corner, an owl with a gold face and a pink and blue checkered body, and at each side, a double-headed bird in gold and blue. In the center panel above and below the figures is an additional band of drawn work.

Table Cover (Spain), 18th century; silk on linen; H x W: 128 x 60 cm (50 3/8 x 23 5/8 in.); Gift of Alice DeLamar; 1969-162-1

Gift of Alice DeLamar

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