Picture made into purse cover

Probably Italian
16th century


Object Place: Italy (probably)

Dimensions

31 cm (12 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

64.62

Medium or Technique

Silk; embroidery

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Embroidered picture. Polychrome silks worked primarily in chain stitch on purple silk. Border of putti, urns, and symbols of crucifixion worked with gilt and silver-gilt threads and silks. Borders have been cut. Present shape is not original one. Condition good; colors exceptionally vivid.

Provenance

Raphael Stora (dealer), New York; sold by Stora to Adolph Loewi, Los Angeles; 1964, sold by Loewi to the MFA. (Accession Date: February 12, 1964)

Credit Line

William E. Nickerson Fund, No. 2