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Orphrey "The Adoration"

Italian
15th century


Dimensions

17.5 x 33.5 cm (6 7/8 x 13 3/16 in.); Legacy dimension: .335 x .175

Accession Number

85.346

Medium or Technique

Brocade

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Red satin ground; the design is of an angel holding a canopy (baldacchino) under which is the Virgin adoring the Christ Child. Across the top of the canopy is “Verbum caro f”. The design is woven with blue, green and white silk and white linen wound with gilded gold beater’s skin (Cyprian gold). Like 96.474. See Collection d’Anciennes Étoffes Réunies et Décrites par madame Isabelle Errera, Brussels, 1901. p.104, and105, fig. 205-206.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. George Washington Wales