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Piece of yellow damask

Symmetrical design of large lozenge-shaped areas bounded by leafy branches enclosing alternately pair of pagodas and pair of figures in oriental costume.


About 1940/1944, acquired from Mr. Hutaff, New York by Adolph Loewi, Los Angeles; 1944, sold by Loewi to the MFA for $45. (Accession Date: May 11, 1944)

Credit Line

Helen and Alice Colburn Fund

French or Italian, 18th century

Object Place

France or Italy

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk damask


Textiles and Fashion Arts