Piece of brocade
Possibly Spanish or Italian
58 x 57 cm (22 13/16 x 22 7/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Silk and silver-colored metaalic thread brocaded
Not On View
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.
Denman Waldo Ross Collection