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Fragment from tomb of Infante Don Felipe

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Textile fragment from the tomb of the Infante Don Felipe, d. 1252, in Villalcazar de Sirga (Valencia). Composition of wide bands (incomplete band of stylized Arabic script; repeating pairs of rosettes; stylized Arabic script) alternating with narrow bands (red/yellow bands; green bands; blue...

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Provenance

Claudius Côte, Lyon; sold by Côte, through Christoph Bernoulli, Basel, to Adolph Loewi, Los Angeles; 1947, sold by Loewi to the MFA for $320. (Accession Date: November 13, 1947)

Credit Line

John Wheelock Elliot and John Morse Elliot Fund

13th century

Object Place

Spain

Dimensions

24.1 x 30.8 cm (9 1/2 x 12 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

47.1461

Medium or Technique

Silk and gold-metallic thread; weft-patterned taquete

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles