This is a hand-made needlepoint, depcting the Parthenon in Athens, Greece. It was created by the donor's grandmother, Agelike Chirigos, in Gargaliani, Geece in the Peloponnese area. It was created sometime between 1895 and 1910.
The needlepoint depicts a centered, brown and tan parthenon set on top of a green hill, against the backdrop of a blueish sky. There is a border around the centered part which is part gold and part brown, and is accompanied by flowers in the top-left and top-right hand corners, as well as along the left and right sides. This is all set against a beige background.
Donor's grandmother, Agelike Chirigos, created this piece while she was a teenager living in Greece. She married Emmanuel Chirigos, donor's father, and moved to the United States in 1913.
The needlepoint was hung in their Evanston home when they lived in America. These types of hand-made decorations were common in Greek and Greek-American homes.
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Picture, Needlework, 1895 – 1910, National Hellenic Museum, https://collections.nationalhellenicmuseum.org/Detail/objects/8829. Accessed 07/31/21.