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Piece of printed cotton

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The design consists of circles joined by discs containing a conventional leaf. In each circle is a clown sitting on a rope and tossing balls into the air. Between the circles are dragons. The cotton is printed with red, yellow, black, white and dark violet.

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Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Possibly Italian, Probably 18th century


46.5 x 69.6 cm (18 5/16 x 27 3/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Printed cotton


Textiles and Fashion Arts