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Fragment from one of the San Valero vestments

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Fragment said to come from Cathedral of Lérida. Ground: woven with blue silk. Design: two lions back to back framed by eight pointed star, repeated in rows, woven with gold thread (gilded leather) outlined with pink silk. Arabesques woven with gold thread fill spaces between. Shows part of...

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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, early 13th century


18.5 x 25 cm (7 5/16 x 9 13/16 in.); Legacy dimension: 0.25 x 0.185

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Medium or Technique

Silk and metal; compound weave in blue, red, white, yellow, pink and metal


Textiles and Fashion Arts