Textile fragment

Italian
second half of 14th century


Object Place: Lucca, Italy

Dimensions

165 x 43 cm (64 15/16 x 16 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

39.540

Medium or Technique

Silk and gold metallic thread; lampas

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Fragment of salmon silk self-patterned with vine, brocaded with green and white silk and gold-metallic thread with dragons (wings are inscribed with DRAGO) above rows of trees with small animal and birds under each tree.

Provenance

1939, Adolfo Loewi, Venice; sold by Loewi to the MFA for $550. (Accession Date: March 9, 1939)

Credit Line

Helen and Alice Colburn Fund