Textile fragment

Spanish
14th century


Object Place: Spain

Dimensions

20 x 25 cm (7 7/8 x 9 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

26.797

Medium or Technique

Silk and gold-metallic thread

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Fragment of pinkish red silk with repeat of 12-lobed circular medallions woven with white silk and gold thread (yellow silk wound with golded skin) enclosing interlacing star form, surrounded by curving arabesques, both woven with gold. Above and below: narrow band of red with running animals woven with green; part of 2 borders with calligraphic designs woven with gold thread – one on blue, one on black silk ground.

Provenance

Probably acquired in Spain by Adolfo Loewi, Venice; 1926, sold by Loewi to the MFA for $580. (Accession Date: December 2, 1926)

Credit Line

Harriet Otis Cruft Fund