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Piece of brocade

Turkish
probably 17th century


Dimensions

158 x 60.5 cm (62 3/16 x 23 13/16 in.); Legacy dimension: .605 x 1.58 (as framed)

Accession Number

19.702

Medium or Technique

Silk; brocade

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Ground: red satin. Design: pointed ovals ornamented with tulips and palmettes and enclosed in an all-over ogival framework woven with gold thread and white silk. Worn. Like 19.701.

Provenance

By 1918, Hervey E. Wetzel (b. 1888 - d. 1918), Boston; 1918, by inheritance from her cousin, Mrs. Albertine W. F. Valentine, Chicago [see note 1]; 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] 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