Textile fragment: Huntresses at Fountain

Italian
14th century


Dimensions

28 x 141.5 cm (11 x 55 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

26.290

Medium or Technique

Linen and silk

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Ground of twilled silk once orange has faded to neutral yellow. Design of two hunting maidens with their dogs at a fountain is woven with linen wound with gilded skin, very much tarnished and worn. White silk used for faces and hands and blue silk used to represent water has almost entirely disappeared.

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

Harriet Otis Cruft Fund