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Deep cream satin ground with large-scale symmetrical design of columns of pomegranates woven in dark red, yellow, green and blue cut pile; some of pile worn; a number of small holes and cracks.

Provenance

Dikran Kélékian (b. 1868 - d. 1951), New York; sold by Kélékian to Adolph Loewi, Los Angeles; 1951, sold by Loewi to the MFA for $775. (Accession Date: November 8, 1951)

Credit Line

Otis Norcross Fund

Italian or Turkish, late 15th century

Object Place

Italy

Dimensions

102.5 x 65.5 cm (40 3/8 x 25 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

51.2476

Medium or Technique

Silk velvet brocade

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles