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Ruby red pile on pile velvet with design of serpentine scaly branches with scrolling symmetrical branches bearing pomegranates springing from them; embroidered orphrey worked with gold couched with colored silks on red satin grund; in front a male and a female saint, each in a roundel; in back,...

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Provenance

By 1939, Adolfo Loewi, Venice and Los Angeles [see note 1]; 1951, sold by Loewi to the MFA for $750. (Accession Date: November 8, 1951) NOTES: [1] This was owned jointly by Ercole Sestieri, and later by his ex-wife, Lydia Sestieri.

Credit Line

Otis Norcross Fund

Italian (material) & Spanish (embroidery), 16th century

Object Place

Italy

Dimensions

Legacy dimension: 51 x 29 in.

Accession Number

51.2475

Medium or Technique

Silk; embroidery: velvet

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes