Fragment from the cope of St. Valerius from the Cathedral of San Vicente de Roda de Isabena in Lerida
Object Place: Spain
8 x 16 cm (3 1/8 x 6 5/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Silk and gold-metallic yarn; pseudo-lampas
Not On View
Fragment from cope of San Valerius (26.293 is another fragment) from Cathedral of Lérida. Design: alternate rows of interlacing forms, one based on straight lines, other on curves, woven with gold thread (gilded leather wound on silk) outlined with red silk. Ground is white silk; brilliant blue and green silk fill some of spaces of interlacing forms.
Probably acquired in Spain by Adolfo Loewi, Venice; 1926, sold by Loewi to the MFA for $2070.43 [see note 1]. (Accession Date: December 2, 1926)
 Seven textiles were acquired from Loewi for this amount (MFA accession nos. 26.290-26.296).
Harriet Otis Cruft Fund