MFA 30.121, Painted cotton fragment, India (19th century)

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Artifact Information

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston 30.121. 71 x 32.5 cm (27 15/16 x 12 13/16 in.

A piece of white cotton with delicate designs: scrolling vines with flowers and conventionalized rococo leaves painted red, blue, and neutral violet with dark neutral outlines.[1].


MFA 30.121 Painted cotton fragment © Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.


MFA 30.121 Painted cotton fragment, detail © Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

Summary of results

Sample 1, red thread, analyzed by Dr. Xian Zhang at Boston University, 2009.

red and purple threads were collected for dye analysis, analyzed by Dr. Xian Zhang at Boston University, 2009.

References

[1] http://www.mfa.org/collections/object/painted-cotton-fragment-66731