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Spanish or Italian
17th–18th century

Object Place: Spain or Italy


25.5 x 229 cm (10 1/16 x 90 3/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk velvet embroidered wtih silk and metallic yarns

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Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Armorial band. A vertical design of three medallions, bearing an eagle, a lion, and a coat of arms, separated by repeating symmetrical stylized acanthus leaves with other floral motives and an urn or fountain(?). Topped by a helmet in profile. Polychrome silk and metallic yarns on an unpatterened cut red velvet ground. Narrow galloon border. Many missing and worn yarns; ground worn in spots.


William Randolph Hearst collection, New York City; Hammer Galleries, Inc., New York City; purchased from Hammer Galleries by Elizabeth Day McCormick, Chicago; gift of McCormick to the MFA (Accession date: August 28, 1946)

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection