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Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Length of velvet
first half of 16th century

Object Place, Turkey
64 x 69 cm (25 3/16 x 27 3/16 in.)


MEDIUM OR TECHNIQUE: Silk cut and voided velvet with supplementary metal-wrapped patterning wefts

Silk velvet length probably the sleeve of a caftan; red ground of cut silk pilewith voided design of cintamani, or “tiger stripes” and “three balls,” brocaded with metal thread (metal wound on yellow silk).

Provenance: Gift of Denman Waldo Ross to MFA, February 11, 1904

Credit Line: Denman Waldo Ross Collection