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Fragment of an orphrey

Probably Italian
15th–16th century


Dimensions

11 x 30 cm (4 5/16 x 11 13/16 in.); Legacy dimension: .30 x .11

Accession Number

93.780

Medium or Technique

Brocade

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

The ground is of red silk. The design only part of which is shown, consists of a wreath of flowers, wings and rays, probably those of the cherubim, and is woven with gold thread adn green and bluish violet silk. The gold thread is made by winding gilded gold beater’s skin around white linen thread.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection