Cover

Probably Italian
late 17th century


Object Place: Italy

Dimensions

64 x 130 cm (25 3/16 x 51 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

65.597

Medium or Technique

Silk velvet cut and uncut, silk yarns and gilt wires

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Voided velvet panel, showing a renaissance building in a garden setting. Woven with red, green and gold-colored silks. Velvet pile is cut and uncut giving a three dimensional and modeled effect. Ground possibly may have been of silver-glit threads, fragments of which remain. Continuous border on four sides of undulating floral vine. Condition excellent. Selvedges remain on top and bottom.

Credit Line

Anonymous gift