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Piece of velvet

Probably Italian
16th–17th century


Dimensions

Height x width: 3 3/8 x 7 1/2 in. (8.5 x 19 cm)

Accession Number

96.76

Medium or Technique

Velvet

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

The ground is of violet uncut velvet; the design of branches of leaves, and seed vessels turning both up and down, and bars edged with diamonds, set obliquely, is of cut velvet of the same color as the ground. The plain silk foundation is left in place.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection