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Piece of velvet

Italian
15th–16th century


Dimensions

94.5 x 56.8 cm (37 3/16 x 22 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

04.1734

Medium or Technique

Silk velvet with gold-colored metal wrapped on silk core

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

The ground is yellow, enriched with gold thread. The pattern is yellow and blue green, a large fruit device with radiating leaves and blossoms. Pieced. Much worn and dirty.

Credit Line

Bequest of Mrs. Sarah Wyman Whitman