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Stole

Italian
16th–17th century


Dimensions

22 x 218 cm (8 11/16 x 85 13/16 in.); Legacy dimension: 2.18 x .22

Accession Number

85.310

Medium or Technique

Silk; brocade

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Green silk ground, on which is woven with silver and gold thread, a powder of flower forms; on this are applied three floriated Greek crosses of cloth of gold. The metal threads used in this brocade were made by winding silk with thin strips of silver, and silver gilt. Bound on two sides with gilt braid. On each end is a scalloped gimp of yellow and silver gilt. Lined with green silk.

Provenance

Purchased by the donor of J. Pallotti

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. George Washington Wales