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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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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.

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Harriet Otis Cruft Fund

Spanish (Arabic), 13th century


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

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Textiles and Fashion Arts