Object ID
Object Name
67.4700200000 cm. W x 65.2475200000 cm. L Since this is a textile, the dimensions may change depending on how it is displayed., Item (Overall)
Cotton ; Linen; Rayon
Object Entities
Athena, (is related to)
Object Description
Beige basket weave square with multicolored cross stitched design of a patriotic picture with a woman (possibly Athena) in front of a Greek flag. The colors used in the cross stitch are yellow, brown, pink, blue, green, orange, yellow, grey, red, and peach. At the bottom, there are two pictures of the Parthenon in yellow, brown, and pink, with green grass below. The bottom also has a few rows of green, pink, and brown stitches. On either side, there are trees. On the left, there is a small yellow and orange house. Next to it, is a tall green pillar with a grey statue on top. In the middle, there is a white and red life preserver, above which is a woman with wings holding a torch above her head. On her right, there is a woman in pink, tan, red, and blue in front of a Greek flag. The backing is a brown color.
Cross stitch is a form of counted thread embroidery, in which the threads of the base cloth are counted to ensure that the stitches are of equal length.
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Hanging, National Hellenic Museum, https://collections.nationalhellenicmuseum.org/Detail/objects/5778. Accessed 06/02/23.