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Hanging

Italian
1657


Dimensions

575 x 351 cm (226 3/8 x 138 3/16 in.); Legacy dimension: 5.75 H. x 3.51 W.

Accession Number

08.287

Medium or Technique

Velvet brocade

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Yellow and gold with a design of vases, etc. and the oak surmounted by six mountains and a star, the arms of the Chigi family. This is surrounded with red velvet. The Pope’s mitre and keys appliquéd at the top in various colors, at the bottom “Alexander VII.P.M. Anno Secundo”. Much worn. Pope Alexander VII (Fabio Chigi) was born at Siena Feb. 13, 1599. Pope from April 7, 1655 to May 22, 1667.

Credit Line

Gift of Fiske Warren