Table carpet

Rug

Spanish
16th century


Object Place: Spain

Dimensions

Overall: 138 x 239cm (54 5/16 x 94 1/8in.)

Accession Number

56.266

Medium or Technique

Linen plain weave (canvas) embroidered with silk and metallic threads

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Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Rectangular panel, embroidered with silk in split, tent, brick and vertical filling stitches on single-thread linen canvas; outlines in silver yarn, coil stitch. Bright yellow-green ground. Center panel shows two medallions and smaller polygonal ornaments, with the interspaces decorated with conventionalized foliage and flowers. The straight borders show undulating vines with leaves and flowers. All decorations in bright yellows, reds, greens, blues, browns and white. Orange and green passementerie sewn along all four sides. Condition good. A few wax stains and small holes. Lined with blue cloth, patched.

Provenance

By 1939, Adolph Loewi, Venice and Los Angeles; 1956, sold by Loewi to the MFA for $800. (Accession Date: April 12, 1956)

Credit Line

Harriet Otis Cruft Fund