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Fragment of brocade

Italian
1375–1400


Object Place: Italy

Dimensions

33.4 x 17 cm (13 1/8 x 6 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

52.488

Medium or Technique

Linen and silk; brocade

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Brocaded with gilded animal membrane wound on a linen core on a compound ground of white, green, blue and rose silks. Symmetrical pattern of confronted lions, their heads turned back, each with a short cape blowing out behind him. Not a complete repeat. Very worn, gold worn off.

Provenance

Ratton (probably either Maurice or Charles Ratton), Paris; sold by Ratton to Adolph Loewi, Los Angeles; 1952, sold by Loewi to the MFA for $60. (Accession Date: May 15, 1952)

Credit Line

H. E. Bolles Fund