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Carved wooden part of a bed tent

unknown artist1600/1730

Benaki Museum of Greek Civilization

Benaki Museum of Greek Civilization

Carved wooden "mylospervero" from Rhodes island in the Dodecanese. This is an octagonal disk serving to suspend the Rhodian bed-tent. The floral decoration evolves freely along the flat surface of the wood. 17th-early 18th c. Gift of Helen Stathatos. (ΓΕ 8907)

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