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Silk fragment

Italian
13th century design, execution possibly later


Object Place: Italy

Dimensions

29 x 31.5 cm (11 7/16 x 12 3/8 in.); Legacy dimension: .315 x .29

Accession Number

93.258

Medium or Technique

Samit; silk and metallic thread

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

The pink silk surface of the background is almost entirely worn away, leaving exposed the brownish linen warp threads. The design which consists of an ogival framework enclosing pairs of parrots, back to back, and conventional plant forn, is woven with linen thread wound with much tarnished gilded gold-beater’s skin. Much pieced. The design has been filled out with a water-color sketch. 1/2 twill samit with find red silk and metallic thread wefts.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection