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Mat

Italian
16th century


Object Place: Italy

Dimensions

Overall: 38.5 x 51.5 cm (15 3/16 x 20 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

07.326

Medium or Technique

Linen, plain weave, embroidered with yellow, purple and blue silk threads with back, satin and button hole stitches

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Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Mat, made of plain weave embroidered with a stylized design composed of a yellow square center from which radiates elements resembling , fleur de lys, wing like and acorn like patterns, partly shaded with yellow embroidery and outlined with either a blue or purple silk thread. The mat is edged with a gold metallic bobbin lace

Provenance

Denman Waldo Ross Collection; Gift to the MFA, August 8, 1907.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection