Object Place: Turkey
146.3 cm (57 5/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
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A man’s large robe of deep red velvet; with cut pile and voided design based on the ogive, with flowering scrolls and finials, superimposed design, brocaded with gold thread, of swinging lines bearing elongated pointed leaves forming ogive frames, a few details and pineapple-like central motive of each ogive also in gold; robe quite straight cut, with slightly flaring panels set in under arms, long sleeves, high round neck, open down entire center front length, tied with red silk cord at front of neck and lined with neutral linen, (not the original lining).
Early 1930s, sold by the Von Zedlitz family to Adolph Loewi, Venice and Los Angeles [see note 1]; 1952, sold by Loewi to the MFA. (Accession Date: November 13, 1952)
 According to tradition, this had been in the Von Zedlitz family since the 16th century, having been a gift from the Turkish Sultan to a Ritter von Zedlitz.
John H. and Ernestine A. Payne Fund