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Fragment of Dalmatic (formerly in Cathedral of Lérido)

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Fragment from dalmatic in Cathedral of Lerida. Ground: Pale blue silk. Design: small circular medallions of interlacing trefoils and an ellipse woven with gold thread (gilded leather wound on yellow silk) and outlined with red silk, enclosed in rectangular lattice of interweaving lines woven...

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Provenance

Probably acquired in Spain by Adolfo Loewi, Venice; 1928, sold by Loewi to the MFA for $2745 [see note 1]. (Accession Date: June 7, 1928) NOTES: [1] Seven textiles (MFA accession nos. 28.320 - 28.326) were purchased for this amount.

Credit Line

Harriet Otis Cruft Fund

Spanish (Arabic), 13th century

Dimensions

7 x 10.5 cm (2 3/4 x 4 1/8 in.); Legacy dimension: 0.105 x 0.07

Accession Number

28.324

Medium or Technique

Silk

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes