Lace fragment

Italian
16th century


Object Place: Italy

Dimensions

Overall: 69.5 x 67.5 cm (27 3/8 x 26 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

96.57

Medium or Technique

Silk, plain weave embroidered with linen and gold thread with weaving and satin stitches

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Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Fragment, either used on furnishing or on costume, made of plain weave embroidered with a reticella geometrical design. On each side of the design is a curved embroidery motive done in gold thread and blue, green and pinkish silk thread.
Thepiece is edged with bobbin lace made of gold thread and green and blue silk.

Provenance

Denman W. Ross Collection; Gift to the MFA, September 1, 1896

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection