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Fragment of ornamental band from cope of San Valerius

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Cope of "San Valero" (of which 26.292 is fragment) from Cathedral of Lérida. Design (very fragmentary) consists of eagle woven with gold thread, legs and outline of orange silk on white silk ground with narrow stripes of blue, white and orange silk and gold thread above and below. Close heavy...

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Probably acquired in Spain by Adolfo Loewi, Venice; 1926, sold by Loewi to the MFA for $2070.43 [see note 1]. (Accession Date: December 2, 1926) NOTES: [1] Seven textiles were acquired from Loewi for this amount (MFA accession nos. 26.290-26.296).

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Harriet Otis Cruft Fund

Spanish, 13th century


5.5 x 10.3 cm (2 3/16 x 4 1/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Silk and gold metallic thread; compound weave


Textiles and Fashion Arts