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Piece of velvet

Italian
Late 15th–16th century


Dimensions

215 x 58 cm (84 5/8 x 22 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

04.1629

Medium or Technique

Silk velvet with gold-colored metallic thread wrapped on silk core

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Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

The close design of a twisting stem, broken at intervals by large leaf-like fromes composed of conventional flowers, leaves, and plants is of violet velvet, the pile of which is of two heights, and gold thread made by winding yellow silk narrow strips of silver gilt. In places the velvet is spotted with loops of gold thread. Of the same type as 01.109. Pieced.

Provenance

Purchased by the donor 4500 francs

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection