Skyrian Embroidery, probably of the 18th century

Embroidery Collection


Collection Number: GR ASCSA EmbrColl 114
Name(s) of Creator(s): American School of Classical Studies at Athens
Title: ASCSA Embroidery Collection
Date [bulk]: 18th - early 20th century
Date [inclusive]:
Summary: The collection comprises seventeen embroideries that once decorated the Director's House at the ASCSA. (Some of them may have originaly belonged to Carl and Elizabeth Blegen's House on Ploutarchou 9; see G.L. McCann, "Embroideries of the Aegean Islands in the Exhibition of Mediterranean and Near-Eastern Embroideries," Bulletin of the Cincinnati Art Museum, 2:2, 1931, pp. 51-61.) Although poorly preserved, many of them were produced on the islands of Crete and Skyros in the 18th and 19th centuries; there may be one or two items in the collection produced by the Near East Industries about 1924-1940.
Quantity: 0.30 linear meters
Immediate Source of Acquisition: Director Jenifer Neils brought them to the Archives in 2019.
Information about Access: The collection is available for research.
Cite as: American School of Classical Studies at Athens, Archives, ASCSA Embroidery Collection.

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