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Piece of brocade

Italian or Spanish
Probably 17th–18th century


Height x width (a): 75 x 27.5 cm (29 1/2 x 10 13/16 in.) Height x width (b): 21 5/8 x 7 1/2 in. (55 x 19 cm)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



The ground is woven with violet silk and gold thread. The design of long conventional branches forming an ogival framework and enclosing bunches of lilies, a pelican feeding its young and a bishop’s mitre and cross, is woven with yellow silk and outlined with dark red silk. The gold thread of the background runs through the pattern. 96.592 a and b are both pieces.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection