Hood of a cope

Italian
16th–17th century


Dimensions

48 x 54 cm (18 7/8 x 21 1/4 in.); Legacy dimension: .54 x .48

Accession Number

95.1222

Medium or Technique

Brocade

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

The corded red silk ground is woven with narrow strips of gold. The design of rows of conventional flowers joined by curving stems and forming ogival frameworks, is woven with gold thread. Much of the metal is worn off leaving the yellow silk foundation. Trimmed with silver gilt, and lined with yellowish white linen.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection