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Small irregular fragment of silk samit, 1/2 twill ground patterned with red and gold wefts with diamond lattice enclosing alternating rows of medallions with double-headed eagles and heraldic panthers


Städtisches Kunstmuseum, Düsseldorf. By 1934, Dr. H. Burg, Haarlem, the Netherlands; 1935, sold by Dr. H. Burg to the MFA. (Accession Date: March 7, 1935)

Credit Line

1931 Purchase Fund

probably Italian or Spanish, 12th–13th century

Object Place

Italy or Spain (probably)


18.5 x 14.3 cm (7 5/16 x 5 5/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk samit


Textiles and Fashion Arts