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Insertion fragment

Insertion fragment, possibly from a furnishing fabric, with a very crude design of a "Fleur de lys". Fragment of plain weave linen attached at bottom edge.


Purchased from Mrs. John Marshall by Mr. Henry W. Bliss; Gift to the MFA, December 6, 1923.

Credit Line

Gift of Henry W. Bliss

Probably Italian, 17th–19th century

Object Place

Possibly Italy

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen; knotted net embroidered with linen thread with weaving stitch, (Filet)


Textiles and Fashion Arts