Fragment of an orphrey
11 x 30 cm (4 5/16 x 11 13/16 in.); Legacy dimension: .30 x .11
Medium or Technique
Not On View
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.
Denman Waldo Ross Collection