Curtain

Italian
1675–1725


Object Place: Italy

Dimensions

Overall: 327.7 x 276.9 cm (129 x 109 in.)

Accession Number

65.880

Medium or Technique

Silk ground embroidered with silk and metallic threads

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Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Cream colored silk, embroidered in couched gilt yarns and polychrome silks, mostly long and short stitch, some knot stitch. Design includes 16 scenes, some more elaborate than others, each with a green area for a base and with animals, both real and fantastic, plants and fruits, architectural elements, putti and human figures. Isolated flower and insect motifs are scattered in the surrounding spaces. Green and gold band of short loop fringe on all sides. Good condition.

Provenance

Purchase

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection