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Weft-patterned fragment

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Pinkish orange satin with design suggestive of Chinese lotus flowers woven with gold thread (gilded skin).

Provenance

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

Mongolian, 13th–14th century

Object Place

Dimensions

18.7 x 27.9 cm (7 3/8 x 11 in.)

Accession Number

26.294

Medium or Technique

Silk and gold metallic thread

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles