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Insertion fragment

Undyed linen insertion fragment with serpentine border design at top and bottom. Center motives are running putties flanking a Tree of Life alternating with Christian signs IHS.

Provenance

Denman Waldo Ross collection; gift to the MFA September 1st, 1896

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Possibly Italian, 17th–19th century

Accession Number

96.62

Medium or Technique

Linen; gauze weave embroidered with weaving stitch (Buratto)

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles