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Piece of compound satin; deep green with secondary yellow weft, satin background with elaborate symmetrical heraldic design in plain cloth weave; symbols are Humilitas crowned, unicorn with flying scarf, camel-- lying in a basket-- bearing leaves or feathers on its back, beribboned frame, serpent...

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Provenance

Renato Bacchi, Milan and New York; sold from Bacchi to Adolph Loewi, Los Angeles [see note 1]; 1948, sold by Loewi to the MFA for $225. (Accession Date: November 18, 1948) NOTES: [1] Bacchi had one-half interest in this cloth.

Credit Line

Arthur Tracy Cabot Fund

Italian, 16th century

Object Place

Italy

Dimensions

52.2 x 93.3 cm (20 9/16 x 36 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

48.1256

Medium or Technique

Silk; weaving, heraldic design

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles