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Piece

Date:
first half 18th century
Culture:
Italian, Venice
Medium:
Silk and metal thread
Dimensions:
Overall: 20 1/2 x 8 5/8 in. (52.1 x 21.9 cm)
Classification:
Textiles-Woven
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1909
Accession Number:
09.50.2227
Not on view
Panels such as this—with its extraordinary patterns in long repeats—were called "bizarre" by the Danish scholar Slomann, who believed they were made in India. Most scholars consider them an exotic phase in the history of European silk weaving.
Friedrich Fischbach , Wiesbaden, Germany (until 1909; sold to MMA)
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