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Textile Fragment with Recumbent Harts, Eagles, Clouds, and Sunrays

Date:
1390s
Geography:
Made in possibly Venice, Italy
Culture:
Italian
Medium:
Silk, metal thread
Dimensions:
Overall (a): 24 1/2 x 27 1/2 in. (62.2 x 69.8 cm) Overall (b): 6 1/2 x 27 1/4 in. (16.5 x 69.2 cm)
Classification:
Textiles-Woven
Credit Line:
Fletcher Fund, 1946
Accession Number:
46.156.36a, b
Not on view
Italian textiles such as this example were produced for noble and royal patrons across Europe. A similar silk appears in a painting of the English king Richard II created after 1396.
Lucca; [ Giorgio Sangiorgi, Rome]; [ Adolph Loewi, Inc., Los Angeles (sold 1946)]
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