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Weaving (weft twill)

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Ground and pattern, weft twill. Warp: light neutral yellow silk. Design: geometric vines bearing "palms" in vertical stripes, in light neutral silk on vertical green silk ground. Very much worn, holes.

Provenance

1931, Adolfo Loewi, Venice; 1931, sold by Loewi to the MFA for $130. (Accession Date: March 5, 1931)

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Egyptian or Syrian, 6th–7th century A.D.

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Egypt or Syria

Dimensions

15.5 x 24 cm (6 1/8 x 9 7/16 in.); Legacy dimension: .24 x .155

Accession Number

31.129

Medium or Technique

Silk

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles