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Insertion fragment

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Insertion fragment made of knotted net embroidered with design of flowers, grapes and an undulating band over and under which run birds, animals and men; worked with cloth stitch. (Filet work)

Provenance

Mr. Henry W. Bliss from Mrs. John Marshall Collection; Gift to the MFA, December 6, 1923

Credit Line

Gift of Henry W. Bliss

Italian, 17th–early 18th century

Dimensions

Legacy dimension: a- 1.51 x .27 b- .50 x .27 c- .57 x .27 d- .50 x .27 e- .27 x .27 f- .42 x .27

Accession Number

23.642a-f

Medium or Technique

Linen, knotted net called filet, embroidered with weaving stitches and derivatives of weaving stitches

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles