Border

Sicilian
16th century


Dimensions

Overall (Object folded; old dimension retained): 11.5 x 78 cm (4 1/2 x 30 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

19.729

Medium or Technique

Linen and silk; damask

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Red silk ground, with a design in white linen, of two lion like beasts affronted with a castle between them. A narrow border at the top and bottom with a running vine design and a narrow red silk fringe across the bottom.

Provenance

By 1918, Hervey E. Wetzel (b. 1888 - d. 1918), Boston; 1918, by inheritance from her cousin, Mrs. Albertine W. F. Valentine, Chicago [see note 1]; 1919, gift of Mrs. Albertine W. F. Valentine, residuary legatee under the will of Hervey E. Wetzel, to the MFA. (Accession date: March 31, 1919)

Notes:
[1] See Wetzel's will of November 8, 1918.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Albertine W. F. Valentine, residuary legatee under the will of Hervey E. Wetzel