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Towel

Turkish


Dimensions

Overall: 43 x 54.5 cm (16 15/16 x 21 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

19.732

Medium or Technique

Silk; embroidery

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

White gauze embroidered across the ends in a design of columns, with flowering trees between. It is worked with light blue, green, yellow and red silks, flat tarnished gilt. Silver lace on the ends, stained and ragged.

Provenance

By 1918, Hervey E. Wetzel (b. 1888 - d. 1918), Boston; 1918, by inheritance from her cousin, Mrs. Albertine W. F. Valentine, Chicago [see note 1]; 1919, gift of Mrs. Albertine W. F. Valentine, residuary legatee under the will of Hervey E. Wetzel, to the MFA. (Accession date: March 31, 1919)

Notes:
[1] See Wetzel's will of November 8, 1918.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Albertine W. F. Valentine, residuary legatee under the will of Hervey E. Wetzel