Piece of brocade
Overall: 144.1 x 27.3 cm (56 3/4 x 10 3/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
The ground is of white silk. The design of pairs of birds, standing on scrolls and face to face, leaves and fruit is woven with strong pink, violet, green and gold. On two sides are borders with undulating gold bands. The yellow silk foundation shows through in places. Much worn. Lined with yellow silk. “Greek(?), Russian(?), Italian(?) 16th century.” Musée du Cinquantenaire, Museum Des Arts Décoratifs. Album E E. 13 vol. 11. “Spanish-Italian, 17th century”; Musée de Cluny, Paris, “Slavonic”; Mr. von Scala, Director of the Kunstgewerbe Museum, Vienna. See Cat. D’Etoffes Anciennes et Modernes descrites par Mme. Isabel le Errera. Bruxelles, 1907, p. 101, # 116.
Denman Waldo Ross Collection