Hood of a cope

Probably Italian
15th–16th century


Dimensions

Height x width: 43.5 x 46 cm (17 1/8 x 18 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

09.369

Medium or Technique

Silk; brocade

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

The ground is of faded pink silk, the design, the Virgin in glory supported by angels, is woven with yellow silk and Cyprian gold, made by winding white silk with gilded gold beater’s skin.

Credit Line

Gift of Joseph Lindon Smith