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Band

Italian, late 16th century band. Natural color linen or cotton ground, gauze-woven, embroidered with gold, silver and polychrome silk threads in split and satin stitches and couching. Pattern shows a wide central band with an undulating vine, the curved segments filled with flowers or lions,...

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Provenance

Mrs. Adolph Loewi (private collection), Los Angeles; from Mrs. Adolph Loewi to Adolph Loewi (dealer), Los Angeles; 1959, sold by Loewi to the MFA for $180. (Accession Date: May 14, 1959)

Credit Line

Textile Income Purchase Fund

Late 16th century

Object Place

Italy

Accession Number

59.307

Medium or Technique

Linen (or cotton) embroidered with silk and metallic yarns

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles