Textile fragment

Spanish
13th–14th century


Object Place: possibly Granada, Spain

Dimensions

55.9 x 32.7 cm (22 x 12 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

30.40

Medium or Technique

Silk and gold-metallic thread; lampas

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Ground of red satin patterned with interlacing octagons and poly-lobed medallions enclosing geometric ornament and arabesques woven with worn and tarnished metal thread (gilded skin wound on linen) and blue, green and yellow silk; crossed by band with affronted buds divided by trees woven with worn metal thread on red ground, above and below narrower bands of interlocking blue and geometric forms.

Provenance

1930, sold by Herman A. Elsberg (dealer; b. 1869 - d. 1938), New York, to the MFA for $2600. (Accession Date: January 16, 1930)

Credit Line

Harriet Otis Cruft Fund