Brocade

Portuguese
18th century


Dimensions

91 x 58 cm (35 13/16 x 22 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

96.409

Medium or Technique

Silk brocade

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

The ground is corded white silk, the design consists of Ganemede on the eagle, Hercules and the centaur. Hercules on Narcissus? and a rampant lion, at a fountain, tulips, iris and other flowers out of all proportion to the figures. The pattern is woven with green, yellow, pink and blue silk, blue chenille and brown cord.

Provenance

1896, gift of Denman Waldo Ross (b. 1853 - d. 1906), Cambridge, MA, to the MFA. (Accession Date: September 1, 1896)

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection