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Noli Me Tangere

Date:
early 15th century
Culture:
Italian, Florence or Siena
Medium:
Silk and metal thread
Dimensions:
L. 75 1/2 x W. 10 1/4 inches (191.8 x 26.0 cm)
Classification:
Textiles-Woven
Credit Line:
Fletcher Fund, 1946
Accession Number:
46.156.102
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 500
The textile depicts Christ immediately after the Resurrection at the moment when he is recognized by Mary Magdalene. This repeating design may have been used as a decorative border or apparel for a dalmatic. One half of a dalmatic made entirely of this fabric is in the collection of the Musée des Tissus in Lyon, France.
[ Giorgio Sangiorgi , Rome, until 1946; to Loewi ] ; [ Adolph Loewi , Los Angeles, 1946; sold to MMA ]
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