Art/ Collection/ Art Object


first half 18th century
Italian, Venice
Silk and metal thread
Overall: 20 1/2 x 8 5/8 in. (52.1 x 21.9 cm)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1909
Accession Number:
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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