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Worked with polychrome silks, silver-gilt and silver threads in laid and couched work and straight stitched. Four quatre foils; two with blazons, one with the Virgin and Child and one with St. Francis of Assisi. Quatrefoils alternate with confronted grotesques. Very worn in some areas but silks...

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1963, Giorgio Sangiorgi (b. 1886 - d. 1965), Rome; 1963, sold by Sangiorgi to Adolph Loewi, Los Angeles; 1963, sold by Loewi to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 17, 1963)

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Seth Kettell Sweeter Fund

English, 14th century

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108.5 cm (42 11/16 in.); Legacy dimension: Plate: 253 x 191 mm

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Silk; color engraving


Textiles and Fashion Arts