Italian or Spanish
Object Place: Italy or Spain
Overall: 66 x 152.6 cm (26 x 60 1/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Panel. Brocaded in gilded silver wound on a silk core on a ground of yellow-green ribbed silk with flat silver wire running through it. Central portion has five wide bands with edges regularly indented to form oval, leaf-like forms. At both ends of each of these, a motif similar to a fleur-de-lis. At each end a wide undulating ribbon and a border of ogives with scalloped edges and an interlacing symmetrical pattern inside. Composed of numerous pieces sewn together. Very faded, worn, silver, tarnished. Reinforced at the seams with strips of cloth.
Gift of Mrs. T. Jefferson Newbold