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Orphrey

Italian
15th–16th century


Dimensions

Height x width: 44 x 26 cm (17 5/16 x 10 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

96.474

Medium or Technique

Linen and silk; brocade

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Red satin ground; the design, angels supporting a canopy (baldacchino) on which is the inscription “Verbum caro factum est” and under which is the kneeling figure of the Virgin adoring the Christ Child, is woven with white blue, and green silk and linen thread, wound with stripes of gilded gold beaters’ skin (Cyprian gold). Like 85.346. See Collection d’Anciennes d’Étoffes Réunies et Décrites par Madame Isabelle Errera, Brussels, 1901. p.104 and 105, fig. 205-206.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection