Fragment from tomb of Infante Don Felipe

13th century


Object Place: Spain

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

47.1461

Medium or Technique

Silk and gold-metallic thread; weft-patterned taquete

Not On View

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

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).

Provenance

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