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Piece of brocade

Italian or Spanish
15th century


Dimensions

Height x width: 68.5 x 26 cm (26 15/16 x 10 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

28.321

Medium or Technique

Silk; brocade

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Ground: dark blue satin. Design: conventional floral forms with Arabic letters, birds, and animals woven with gold thread (gilded silver wound on neutral yellow silk), neutral orange, and a little cream white silk. Very much worn and patched.

Provenance

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)

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

Credit Line

Harriet Otis Cruft Fund