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Fragment of silk compound cloth

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Irregular fragment of silk compound cloth. Reversible fabric of grayish purple and light pinkish neutral yellow, lobed medallions enclosing symmetrical tree topped by monogram of the Virgin, palmettes and two pairs of birds in interspaces.

Provenance

1947, Adolph Loewi, Los Angeles; 1947, sold by Loewi to the MFA for $560. (Accession Date: May 8, 1947)

Credit Line

Harriet Otis Cruft Fund

Italian, 14th century

Object Place

Italy

Dimensions

23.8 x 25.8 cm (9 3/8 x 10 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

47.1039

Medium or Technique

Silk; compound weaving

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles