Three parallel columns of birds in profile alternating with stylized paired leaves on vertical stem; brown ground with gold patterning
Said to come from the Cathedral of Palermo [see note 1]. Claudius Côte, Lyon; sold by Côte, through Christoph Bernoulli, Basel, to Adolph Loewi, Los Angeles; 1948, sold by Loewi to the MFA for $190. (Accession Date: May 13, 1948) NOTES:  See Adele Coulin Weibel, Two Thousand Years of Textiles (New York, 1952), p. 126, cat. no. 161.
John H. and Ernestine A. Payne Fund