Italian (material) & Spanish (embroidery)
Object Place: Italy
Legacy dimension: 51 x 29 in.
Medium or Technique
Silk; embroidery: velvet
Not On View
Ruby red pile on pile velvet with design of serpentine scaly branches with scrolling symmetrical branches bearing pomegranates springing from them; embroidered orphrey worked with gold couched with colored silks on red satin grund; in front a male and a female saint, each in a roundel; in back, in roundels, Madonna and Child, St. Francis receiving the Stigmata, male saint; roundels joined by symmetrically arranged scrolling bands with ornamental foliage.
By 1939, Adolfo Loewi, Venice and Los Angeles [see note 1]; 1951, sold by Loewi to the MFA for $750. (Accession Date: November 8, 1951)
 This was owned jointly by Ercole Sestieri, and later by his ex-wife, Lydia Sestieri.
Otis Norcross Fund