late 14th century
Height x width: 43 x 54 cm (16 15/16 x 21 1/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Linen and silk; brocade
Not On View
Green silk ground. With a design of eagles chasing a small bird and a lion, his forequarters issuing from a radiating band seizing a gazelle; woven with very much tarnished and worn gold thread (linen thread wound with gilded skin). Intervening spaces filled with delicate scrolling vine woven with tarnished gold thread and a little blue silk.
1926, Adolfo Loewi, Venice; 1926, sold by Loewi to the MFA for $1400. (Accession Date: December 2, 1926)
Harriet Otis Cruft Fund