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Piece of velvet

Ground: neutral yellow. Corded silk, showing remains of flat silver wire. Design: woven of blue cut velvet, two-headed eagle, surmounted by crown, repeated three times.


1926, 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).

Credit Line

Gift of Adolfo Loewi

Italian, 16th century

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Medium or Technique

Silk; velvet


Textiles and Fashion Arts