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Woman's scarf

Italian
late 20th century
Designed for Gucci (Italian (founded in 1921 in Florence)), Designed by Vittorio Accornero de Testa (Italian, 1896–1982)


Object Place: Florence, Italy

Dimensions

Height x width: 34 x 34 in. (86.36 x 86.36 cm)

Accession Number

2008.1461

Medium or Technique

Silk twill weave; printed

Not On View

Collections

Contemporary Art, Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Ceremonial artifacts

Square scarf with a 3” golden border. Central panel with a central bouquet of yellow, red, purple and blue blossoms, acorns, brown, golden and green leaves and stems surrounded by eight scenes with green, red, brown and yellow mushrooms, snail, bird, lizard, salamander, snake, frog, grasshopper and various other insects and flowers. Corner medallion “Gucci” and within design (near green snake) “V. Accornero”

Provenance

Before 2008, purchased by donor, Chestnut Hill, MA; gift to the MFA (December 17, 2008).

Credit Line

Anonymous gift