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Violet gray satin ground, the design of birds and scrolls with inscriptions, dogs in pointed ovals and flowers, is woven with Cyprian gold (thread wound with gilded gold beater's skin) and light blue and deep pink silk. Very like a piece from a church in the Diocese of Lüttick, Belgium, but...

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Provenance

Lent by Hervey E. Wetzel, Feb. 24, 1916. Ret. Oct. 30, 1916. Re-lent Mar. 1, 1918.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Albertine W. F. Valentine, residuary legatee under the will of Hervey E. Wetzel

Italian (Arabic), 14th century

Dimensions

21 x 57.5 cm (8 1/4 x 22 5/8 in.); Legacy dimension: .575 x .21

Accession Number

19.717

Medium or Technique

Silk

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles