The Cleveland Museum of Art

Collection Online as of February 25, 2024



Location: not on view


On this textile fragment, a pair of phoenixes, affronted and nonregardant, flanking a floral motif are framed in an ogive formed by a vine with trifoliate leaves. This, in turn, is framed with a scrolling vine with leaves and pairs of small birds. The design is in Cyprian gold on a coral ground.
  • ?–1945
    (Adolph Loewi, [1888–1977], Los Angeles, CA, sold to the Cleveland Museum of Art)
    The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH
  • Wardwell, Anne E. “Flight of the Phoenix: Crosscurrents in Late Thirteenth- to Fourteenth-Century Silk Patterns and Motifs.” The Bulletin of the Cleveland Museum of Art 74, no. 1 (January 1987): 2–35. Mentioned and Reproduced: p. 2-35, fig. 13
    Indictor, Norman, Robert J. (Robert John) Koestler, Christopher Blair, and Anne E. Wardwell. “The Evaluation of Metal Wrappings from Medieval Textiles Using Scanning Electron Microscopy-Energy Dispersive x-Ray Spectrometry.” Textile History 19 (1). 1988. p. 3-22
  • 2000 Years of Silk Weaving. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (March 18-April 16, 1944).
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