Part of an orphrey

Italian
16th century


Object Place: Italy

Dimensions

24.1 x 99 cm (9 1/2 x 39 in.)

Accession Number

49.41

Medium or Technique

Silk woven linen

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Design woven in gilded animal membrane wound on a linen core on a satin ground. Repeating pattern of the risen Christ in an ogival panel with symmetrical design of scrolls and flowers between these panels. Narrow border on each side. Wide selvedge on one side of several strips. Very worn, gold worn off.

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. Paul J. Sachs