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Silk fragment

Irregular fragment of silk samit; 1/2 twill with blue and yellow, and red and white wefts paired together creating a diamond lattice inclosing alternating fleur de lis and 8-petalled flowers

Provenance

Städtisches Kunstmuseum, Düsseldorf. By 1934, Dr. H. Burg, Haarlem, the Netherlands; 1935, sold by Dr. H. Burg to the MFA. (Accession Date: March 7, 1935)

Credit Line

1931 Purchase Fund

probably Italian or Spanish, 13th century

Object Place

Italy or Spain (probably)

Accession Number

35.78

Medium or Technique

Silk samit

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles