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Fragment of pinkish red silk with repeat of 12-lobed circular medallions woven with white silk and gold thread (yellow silk wound with golded skin) enclosing interlacing star form, surrounded by curving arabesques, both woven with gold. Above and below: narrow band of red with running animals...

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Provenance

Probably acquired in Spain by Adolfo Loewi, Venice; 1926, sold by Loewi to the MFA for $580. (Accession Date: December 2, 1926)

Credit Line

Harriet Otis Cruft Fund

Spanish, 14th century

Object Place

Spain

Dimensions

20 x 25 cm (7 7/8 x 9 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

26.797

Medium or Technique

Silk and gold-metallic thread

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles