Piece of brocade

Indian


Object Place: India

Dimensions

Height x width: 27 x 17 3/4 in. (68.6 x 45.1 cm)

Accession Number

19.722

Medium or Technique

Brocade

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Red satin, with a powder of very conventional “palm leaves” woven with gold thread.

Provenance

By 1914, Hervey E. Wetzel (b. 1888 - d. 1918), Boston [see note 1]; 1918, by inheritance from her cousin, Mrs. Albertine W. F. Valentine, Chicago [see note 2]; 1919, gift of Mrs. Albertine W. F. Valentine, residuary legatee under the will of Hervey E. Wetzel, to the MFA. (Accession date: March 31, 1919)

Notes:
[1] Lent by Wetzel to the MFA, June 11, 1914 and returned to him on September 25, 1914. Half of the textile was given to the Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University in 1919, and the other half was a gift or Mrs. Valentine to the MFA. [2] See Wetzel's will of November 8, 1918.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Albertine W. F. Valentine, residuary legatee under the will of Hervey E. Wetzel