Fragment from tomb of Infante Don Felipe

13th century

Object Place: Spain


24.1 x 30.8 cm (9 1/2 x 12 1/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk and gold-metallic thread; weft-patterned taquete

Not On View


Textiles and Fashion Arts



Textile fragment from the tomb of the Infante Don Felipe, d. 1252, in Villalcazar de Sirga (Valencia). Composition of wide bands (incomplete band of stylized Arabic script; repeating pairs of rosettes; stylized Arabic script) alternating with narrow bands (red/yellow bands; green bands; blue bands with small rosettes).


Claudius Côte, Lyon; sold by Côte, through Christoph Bernoulli, Basel, to Adolph Loewi, Los Angeles; 1947, sold by Loewi to the MFA for $320. (Accession Date: November 13, 1947)

Credit Line

John Wheelock Elliot and John Morse Elliot Fund