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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1937.45
People
Unidentified Artist
Title
Towel
Classification
Textile Arts
Work Type
textile
Date
second half 16th century
Culture
Italian
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/230532
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Cotton
Technique
Lace
Dimensions
159.4 x 96.5 cm (62 3/4 x 38 in.)
Provenance
Mrs. Charles J. White, gift; to Fogg Art Museum, 1937
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of Mrs. Charles J. White
Accession Year
1937
Object Number
1937.45
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Plain woven cotton or linen (imported) with inserts of linen gauze (possibly net) in shades of brown and white, embroidered in gold and white silk with stylized deer and hounds and vase motifs and branching leaves; vertical borders with castles, griffins, double-headed eagles and other heraldic motifs; silk embroidered border with loops on shades of gold

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