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Panel made of two lengths of "bizarre" silk. Light orange-red damask ground with large scale design of conventionalized fruit, including pineapples, palms, and a group of fans (?) in an ornamental receptacle brocaded with yellow-green, green, light blue, pale blue and light pink silk and gold...

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By 1939, Adolph Loewi, Venice and Los Angeles [see note 1]; 1948, sold by Loewi to the MFA for $375. (Accession Date: May 12, 1949) NOTES: [1] Dr. Emil Pollak had one-half share in this panel.

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Arthur Mason Knapp Fund

European, about 1700–10

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111.3 x 147.5 cm (43 13/16 x 58 1/16 in.)

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Silk 4/1 satin damask with supplementary discontinuous silk and gilt-metallic patterning wefts bound in 1/4 Z-twill order with every 4th weft


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