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The ground is corded white silk, the design consists of Ganemede on the eagle, Hercules and the centaur. Hercules on Narcissus? and a rampant lion, at a fountain, tulips, iris and other flowers out of all proportion to the figures. The pattern is woven with green, yellow, pink and blue silk,...

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Provenance

1896, gift of Denman Waldo Ross (b. 1853 - d. 1906), Cambridge, MA, to the MFA. (Accession Date: September 1, 1896)

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Portuguese, 18th century

Dimensions

91 x 58 cm (35 13/16 x 22 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

96.409

Medium or Technique

Silk brocade

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles