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Piece of velvet

Probably Italian
16th–17th century


Dimensions

Height x width: 5 1/2 x 3 3/4 in. (14 x 9.5 cm)

Accession Number

93.495

Medium or Technique

Silk; velvet

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Light tan-colored silk ground; in this are the remains of narrow strips of tarnished metal; the design of angular undulating lines enclosing oval forms apparently meant for leaves is of cut and uncut velvet, of the same color as the ground.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection