Fragment from the dalmatic of St. Valerius from the Cathedral of San Vicente de Roda de Isabena in Lerida

13th century


7 x 10.5 cm (2 3/4 x 4 1/8 in.); Legacy dimension: 0.105 x 0.07

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk, protolampas

Not On View


Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Fragment from dalmatic in Cathedral of Lerida. Ground: Pale blue silk. Design: small circular medallions of interlacing trefoils and an ellipse woven with gold thread (gilded leather wound on yellow silk) and outlined with red silk, enclosed in rectangular lattice of interweaving lines woven with gold thread outlined with red. A little white silk used in background of medallions and lattice, and a little green silk at points of intersection of lattice.


Probably acquired in Spain by Adolfo Loewi, Venice; 1928, sold by Loewi to the MFA for $2745 [see note 1]. (Accession Date: June 7, 1928)

[1] Seven textiles (MFA accession nos. 28.320 - 28.326) were purchased for this amount.

Credit Line

Harriet Otis Cruft Fund