User Menu

MFA for Educators

Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

Textile fragment

Start collecting

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.

Provenance

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

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

39.540

Medium or Technique

Silk and gold metallic thread; lampas

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles