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Ground: faded pinkish orange silk. Design: pairs of animals, back to back in pointed ovals enclosed in an ogival framework of conventional leaves and flowers, woven with faded pinkish orange silk warps and weft, resembles damask


1928, Adolfo Loewi, Venice; 1928, sold by Loewi to the MFA for $2745 [see note 1]. (Accession Date: June 7, 1928) NOTES: [1] Seven textiles (MFA accession nos. 28.320 - 28.326) were purchased for this amount.

Credit Line

Harriet Otis Cruft Fund

Italian, 14th century


Height x width: 38 x 11 7/16 in. (96.5 x 29 cm)

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Medium or Technique

Silk lampas


Textiles and Fashion Arts