Textile Fragment

Sicilian or Spanish
13th century


Dimensions

17.5 x 36.5 cm (6 7/8 x 14 3/8 in.); Legacy dimension: .365 x .175

Accession Number

16.111

Medium or Technique

Silk lampas with supplemenary discontinuous metallic patterning wefts

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Woven with dull pink silk and gilded gold beater’s skin. The design of pairs of gazelles and parrots affronted and large cone-like forms, is brought out by the contrast of weaves. The heads and claws and circles on the wings of the parrots are of gold, as are also the heads and hoofs of the gazelles, and a few leaves. Pieced.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection