Panel

Italian
third quarter 15th century


Object Place: Italy

Dimensions

239 x 110 cm (94 1/8 x 43 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

38.1041

Medium or Technique

Silk cut and uncut voided velvet brocaded with gold-metallic wefts

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Panel, possibly made from a cape. Three breadths of green velvet, brocaded with gold, sewed together, ends and lower corners made of small pieces. Design: undulating stems bearing large leaves and conventionalized fruit and foliage forms, pomegranate/pinecones. Velvet, two heights of pile, small areas in uncut piles, gold loops, and flat gold brocading. Worn, some wax stains.
11 fragments removed 8/72

Provenance

Carrie Lauer Lehman (d. 1937), New York; to her husband, Philip Lehman (b. 1861 - d. 1947), New York; 1938, gift of Philip Lehman to the MFA. (Accession Date: April 21, 1938)

Credit Line

Gift of Philip Lehman in memory of his wife Carrie L. Lehman