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Textile fragment: grapevines

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Ground: deep cream colored silk (paired warps tied by single weft); Design: ogee formed by conventionalized grape vines, filled with delicate scrolling vines and a pair of squirrels woven with yellow [illegible hand-drawn mark] weft tied by green silk warp.

Provenance

Städtisches Kunstmuseum, Düsseldorf. By 1934, Dr. H. Burg, Haarlem, the Netherlands; 1935, sold by Dr. H. Burg to the MFA. (Accession Date: March 7, 1935)

Credit Line

1931 Purchase Fund

Italian (Lucca), 14th century

Object Place

Lucca, Italy

Dimensions

14 x 31.5 cm (5 1/2 x 12 3/8 in.); Legacy dimension: L x W: 31.5 x 14 cm (12 3/8 x 5 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

35.83

Medium or Technique

Silk; lampas

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles