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Piece of velvet

Italian
16th century


Dimensions

Height x width: 7 1/2 x 18 1/2 in. (19 x 47 cm)

Accession Number

26.296

Medium or Technique

Silk; velvet

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Ground: neutral yellow. Corded silk, showing remains of flat silver wire. Design: woven of blue cut velvet, two-headed eagle, surmounted by crown, repeated three times.

Provenance

1926, Adolfo Loewi, Venice; 1926, sold by Loewi to the MFA for $2070.43 [see note 1]. (Accession Date: December 2, 1926)

NOTES:
[1] Seven textiles were acquired from Loewi for this amount (MFA accession nos. 26.290-26.296).

Credit Line

Gift of Adolfo Loewi