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Piece of brocade

Probably Italian


Height x width: 46 x 23 cm (18 1/8 x 9 1/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Brocade (brocatelle)

Not On View


Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



The ground is of yellow silk and tarnished metal thread. The indistinct design of large diamond-shaped medallions, the irregular edges of which are made by S-shaped leaves and flowers, a conventional, symmetrical arrangement of branches of small flowers, and large palmette-like forms, is woven with white and faded pink silk and metal thread. Much worn so that it is very difficult to see the design.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection