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Orphrey

Italian
15th–16th century


Dimensions

Height x width: 11 x 21.5 cm (4 5/16 x 8 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

93.809

Medium or Technique

Brocade

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Two soldiers sitting, face to face, one of them holds between them a shield, on which is a figures, which may represent a cray-fish or a beetle, with many legs. Woven with red and yellow silk and linen thread, wound with gilded gold beater’s skin (Cyprian gold).

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection