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16th century


23 x 218.5 cm (9 1/16 x 86 in.); Legacy dimension: 2.185 x .23

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk; velvet

Not On View


Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Ground white satin, the design of red cut and uncut velvet. The design is so large that only small parts of the conventional flower forms show. On this are three crosses of velvet and gold gimp. The edges are bound with pink and yellow gimp. Lined with bright yellow silk. Same type of design as 85.350, 91.178, 93.327a-b, and 93.486, but without the silver thread woven through the background that is found in all of these other pieces. A piece of the same type is called by Mme Errera spanish work? of the 16th cent., by Fischbach, Venetian, 16th cent., by Cole Italian, middle of the 16th cent., by Cox, Genoese 15th cent. See Collection d’Anciennes Étoffes Réunies et Déscrites, par Madame isabelle Errera, p.136, fig. 279.


Purchased by the donor of J. Pallotti

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. George Washington Wales