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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.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Possibly Italian, Probably 18th century

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

96.418

Medium or Technique

Printed cotton

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles