Fabric

late 14th century


Dimensions

Height x width: 43 x 54 cm (16 15/16 x 21 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

26.793

Medium or Technique

Linen and silk; brocade

Not On View

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

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.

Provenance

1926, Adolfo Loewi, Venice; 1926, sold by Loewi to the MFA for $1400. (Accession Date: December 2, 1926)

Credit Line

Harriet Otis Cruft Fund