Fragment of an Orphrey

Italian
15th century


Dimensions

19 x 31 cm (7 1/2 x 12 3/16 in.); Legacy dimension: .31 x .19

Accession Number

96.468

Medium or Technique

Linen and silk; brocade

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

The ground is of faded pink silk. The design of two angels holding the monogram I. H. S., surrounded by rays, is woven with dark blue, green and white silk and gold thread, made by winding linen thread with gilded gold beater’s skin.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection