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Lace fragment

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Fragment, either used on furnishing or on costume, made of plain weave embroidered with a reticella geometrical design. On each side of the design is a curved embroidery motive done in gold thread and blue, green and pinkish silk thread. Thepiece is edged with bobbin lace made of gold thread...

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Provenance

Denman W. Ross Collection; Gift to the MFA, September 1, 1896

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Italian, 16th century

Object Place

Italy

Dimensions

Overall: 69.5 x 67.5 cm (27 3/8 x 26 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

96.57

Medium or Technique

Silk, plain weave embroidered with linen and gold thread with weaving and satin stitches

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles