Piece of Mesopotamian silk and galloon

Mesopotamian?


Dimensions

Legacy dimension: 55.5 x 6 cm

Accession Number

33.372

Medium or Technique

Silk

Not On View

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts, The Ancient World

Classifications

Textiles

Repeating 13cm arabesque motif (stylized script?) woven in burnt orange on a faded green/yellow background.

Provenance

By 1933, Herman A. Elsberg (b. 1869 - d. 1938), New York; 1933, sold by Elsberg to the MFA for $14,500 [see note 1]. (Accession date: March 7, 193 3)

NOTES:
[1] Purchased with MFA 33.371 for $14,500.

Credit Line

Ellen Page Hall Fund