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Decorative band

Italian
16th–17th century


Object Place: Italy

Dimensions

11.5 x 190 cm (4 1/2 x 74 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

43.485

Medium or Technique

Silk; drawnwork, embroidery

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

A stabbing scene; a man and woman (possible Tarquin and Lucretia) with a child between them. The scene repeats along the length of band separated by alternating stylized tree and zoomorphic motives. Red silk with red silk yarn embroidered details. Composed of five joined sections; minor stains and holes.

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection