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Textile fragment

Spanish or Italian
second half 14th century


Object Place: Spain or Italy

Dimensions

22 x 27 cm (8 11/16 x 10 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

96.610

Medium or Technique

Silk and gold-metallic thread; brocaded lampas

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Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Textile fragment with arabesques enclosing open flowers and scrolls bearing an Arabic inscription and large symmetrical, conventionalized groups of flowers and lice, woven with white silk and gold thread. The gold thread was made by winding white silk with narrow strips of gilded gold-beater’s skin (Cyprian gold). The inscription was translated by Dr. Sobernheim of Berlin, in the winter of 1912 to 1913. “Salutation to our master, the Sultan”. This inscription, according to Dr. Sobernheim, was put on articles made in the Royal factory.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection