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Piece of velvet

Probably Italian
16th–17th century


Dimensions

Height x width: 9 1/16 x 10 1/4 in. (23 x 26 cm)

Accession Number

97.520

Medium or Technique

Velvet

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

The ground of deep yellow silk woven with narrow strips of tarnished metal is faded to a light soft brown; the design, an ogival frame-work detailed with triangles enclosing conventional symmetrical plant forms is of pink cut and uncut velvet faded to about the same color as the ground. Pieced.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection