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Fragment of salmon silk self-patterned with vine, brocaded with green and white silk and gold-metallic thread with dragons (wings are inscribed with DRAGO) above rows of trees with small animal and birds under each tree.


1939, Adolfo Loewi, Venice; sold by Loewi to the MFA for $550. (Accession Date: March 9, 1939)

Credit Line

Helen and Alice Colburn Fund

Italian, second half of 14th century

Object Place

Lucca, Italy


165 x 43 cm (64 15/16 x 16 15/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Silk and gold metallic thread; lampas


Textiles and Fashion Arts