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Length of voided velvet with pile-on-pile and uncut and cut pile, gold metallic uncut loop pile; brocaded with gold-metallic thread. Design of two undulating, intertwining vines. One vine is formed by gold leaves outlined with red velvet pile, bearing large conventionalized leaf forms woven with...

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Provenance

1931, Adolfo Loewi, Venice; 1931, sold by Loewi to the MFA for $8500. (Accession Date: March 5, 1931)

Credit Line

Julia Knight Fox Fund

Italian (Florence), 1450–1500

Object Place

Italy

Dimensions

197 x 73.5 cm (77 9/16 x 28 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

31.140

Medium or Technique

Silk velvet voided, cut and uncut, and pile-on-pile, and silk wrapped gold-colored metallic thread, and silk lining

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles