Length

Italian (Lucca)
14th century


Dimensions

14.5 x 17 cm (5 11/16 x 6 11/16 in.); Legacy dimension: .17 x .145

Accession Number

31.128

Medium or Technique

Silk; brocade

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Ground: faded yellowish satin, once pink with marked diagonal. Design: pairs of birds, (only partly seen) in pointed ovals with, ogival frame, and delicate leaves and tendrils, woven with green silk weft, and a little white silk weft. Both the green and white are carried from selvedge to selvedge.

Provenance

1931, Adolfo Loewi, Venice; 1931, sold by Loewi to the MFA for $130. (Accession Date: March 5, 1931)

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection