Overall: 43 x 25 3/4 in. [loom width] (109.2 x 65.4 cm);
Mounted on board in plexi box: 46 x 29 3/8 x 2 5/8 in. (116.8 x 74.6 x 6.7 cm)
Rogers Fund, 1953
Not on view
This splendid crimson velvet with pink voided areas and others brocaded with silver-wrapped yellow thread reflects the international style common in Turkey, Iran, Syria, and Egypt in the late fifteenth century. Yet, because of the mutual exchange of artistic vocabularies, especially in the production of velvets, there remains the possibility that this textile was actually woven in Venice.
[ Parke-Bernet Galleries , New York, 1953; sold to MMA ]
Artist: Attributed to workshop of Apollonio di Giovanni di Tomaso (Italian, Florence ca. 1416–1465 Florence)Date: after ca. 1461Medium: Poplar wood, linen, polychromed and gilded gesso with panel painted in tempera and goldAccession: 14.39On view in:Gallery 604