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Piece of velvet

Italian
15th–16th century


Dimensions

Height x width: 7 x 7 1/4 in. (17.8 x 18.4 cm)

Accession Number

04.1646

Medium or Technique

Silk; velvet

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Dark red velvet ground in which are woven loops of gold thread; the design, of which only a small part shows, consists of a rope of conventional leaves enclosing a group of conventional flowers woven with yellow silk and gold thread; the gold thread is made by winding silk with silver gilt.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection