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Piece of weaving

Italian (Umbrian)
Probably 16th century

Object Place: Umbria, Italy


25 x 50.5 cm (9 13/16 x 19 7/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk; weaving, brocaded, embroidered

Not On View


Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Rectangular piece, full loom width. Alternating bands of plain corrugated cloth and plain cloth brocaded with yellow, orange, tan, pink and violet silks and bright gold yarns; pattern shows geometric motives and stylized cocks. Linen warps; cotton wefts elsewhere. A narrow band of geometric ornament embroidered along one end. Silk yarns faded; gold yarns covered with copper-green patina in spots. Tears along one side.


1946, Giorgio Sangiorgi (b. 1886 - d. 1965), Rome; 1946, sold by Sangiorgi to Adolph Loewi, Los Angeles; 1957, sold by Loewi to the MFA for $220. (Accession Date: June 5, 1957)

Credit Line

Harriet Otis Cruft Fund