Silk fragment

probably Italian or Spanish
12th–13th century


Object Place: Italy or Spain (probably)

Dimensions

18.5 x 14.3 cm (7 5/16 x 5 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

35.73

Medium or Technique

Silk samit

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Small irregular fragment of silk samit, 1/2 twill ground patterned with red and gold wefts with diamond lattice enclosing alternating rows of medallions with double-headed eagles and heraldic panthers

Provenance

Städtisches Kunstmuseum, Düsseldorf. By 1934, Dr. H. Burg, Haarlem, the Netherlands; 1935, sold by Dr. H. Burg to the MFA. (Accession Date: March 7, 1935)

Credit Line

1931 Purchase Fund