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Piece of velvet

Italian
15th–early 16th century


Dimensions

Height x width (a): 10 3/4 x 18 1/4 in. (27.3 x 46.4 cm) Height x width (b): 10 3/4 x 18 1/4 in. (27.3 x 46.4 cm)

Accession Number

96.83a-b

Medium or Technique

Velvet

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Large leaf-like forms detailed by groups of plant forms, and borne on curving stems wound with leaves. The design and ground are of red velvet, and yellow silk; in places are traces of gold thread, woven plain and looped. The metal thread is made by winding yellow silk with narrow strips of silver gilt. Much worn.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection