User Menu

MFA for Educators

Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

Fragment

Ground ecru cloth (silk and linen?), embroidered with polychrome silks and gold metal thread; incomplete design of round arch enclosing rabbit, above bands of geometric ornament, over round arch a pointed arch enclosing pair of confronted birds flanking plant, bands of gold and blue interlace frame...

Show Full Description

Provenance

Renato Bacchi, Milan; sold by Bacchi to Adolph Loewi, Los Angeles [see note 1]; 1954, sold by Loewi to the MFA for $480. (Accession Date: May 13, 1954) NOTES: [1] Bacchi kept one-half interest in the fragment.

Credit Line

Harriet Otis Cruft Fund

Mesopotamian, 10th–11th century

Object Place

Mesopotamia

Accession Number

54.578

Medium or Technique

Ecru cloth, embroidery

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles