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Fragment of an orphrey

Italian
Late 15th century


Object Place: Florence, Italy

Dimensions

25.5 cm (10 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

63.181

Medium or Technique

Metal and Silk; weaving

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

The Annunciation. Woven with metal and silk threads in shades of red, green, yellow, and beige. Virgin in right foreground receives news from angel at left. Pattern of floor tiles in foreground, baldachino behind Virgin, trees and clouds in background. Woven borders of orphrey appear at sides. Surface worn considerably, shows some repair. Lining and separate borders late additions.

Credit Line

Bequest of Helen S. Coolidge