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Incomplete row with lion head (?), bird, bird, lion, joined by undulating stem with plants and flowers. Off-white motifs (worn gilded skin wound on linen) on green background.


By 1937, Giorgio Sangiorgi (b. 1886 - d. 1965), Rome [see note 1]; 1946, sold by Sangiorgi to Adolph Loewi, Los Angeles; 1948, sold by Loewi to the MFA for $230. (Accession Date: May 13, 1948) NOTES: [1] Sangiorgi lent a piece of the same brocade to the exhibition "L'antico tessuto d'arte italiano" (Rome, 1937-1938), cat. no. 23.

Credit Line

John H. and Ernestine A. Payne Fund

Italian (Lucca), 14th century

Object Place

Lucca, Italy


7 x 42 cm (2 3/4 x 16 9/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk; brocade


Textiles and Fashion Arts