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Fragment of cope of San Valerius

Fragment from cope of San Valerius (26.293 is another fragment) from Cathedral of Lérida. Design: alternate rows of interlacing forms, one based on straight lines, other on curves, woven with gold thread (gilded leather wound on silk) outlined with red silk. Ground is white silk; brilliant blue...

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Probably acquired in Spain by 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).

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Harriet Otis Cruft Fund

Spanish, 13th century

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Silk and gold-metallic yarn; compound weave


Textiles and Fashion Arts