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Piece of brocade

Possibly Spanish or Italian
18th century


58 x 57 cm (22 13/16 x 22 7/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk and silver-colored metaalic thread brocaded

Not On View


Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



The ground is corded red silk. On one side is a narrow band of looped lines arranged in imitation of lace. On the main field are rows of rampant lions and deer and conventional bunches of flowers. At the foot of the alternate bunches stands a cupid. The design is woven with tarnished metal thread.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection