Textile fragment

Spanish or Italian
13th century


Object Place: Spain or Italy

Dimensions

43.8 x 18.9 cm (17 1/4 x 7 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

12.99

Medium or Technique

Silk and gold-metallic thread; brocaded lampas

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Gray-blue ground on which are palmettes, parrots and horses (?) woven with tan-colored silk and white thread wound with gilded gold beater’s skin (Cyrpian gold).

Provenance

Purchased of D. G. Kelekian by the donors for $1100.

Credit Line

Gift of Wright Fabyan and Francis Lee Higginson