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Textile fragment: Huntresses at Fountain

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Ground of twilled silk once orange has faded to neutral yellow. Design of two hunting maidens with their dogs at a fountain is woven with linen wound with gilded skin, very much tarnished and worn. White silk used for faces and hands and blue silk used to represent water has almost entirely...

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1926, Adolfo Loewi, Venice; 1926, sold by Loewi to the MFA for $2070.43 [see note 1]. (Accession Date: December 2, 1926) NOTES: [1] Seven textiles were acquired from Loewi for this amount (MFA accession nos. 26.290-26.296).

Credit Line

Harriet Otis Cruft Fund

Italian, 14th century


28 x 141.5 cm (11 x 55 11/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Linen and silk


Textiles and Fashion Arts