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Rectangular piece, lined with crimson taffeta

Indian
17th century


Object Place: India

Dimensions

44.5 x 28.5 cm (17 1/2 x 11 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

51.251

Medium or Technique

Silk velvet and silk taffeta lining

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Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Crimson ground with an all-over pattern in white and greenish blue showing leafy carnation plants with blossoms seen from top and side, connected by serpentine stalks. Nestled among these are quatrefoil medallions containing conventionalized lilies and rosettes. Pile worn. A few wax stains.

Provenance

By 1939, Adolph Loewi, Venice and Los Angeles; 1951, sold by Loewi to the MFA for $220. (Accession Date: January 11, 1951)

Credit Line

Cabot-Townsend Fund and Special Textile Fund