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Cover or frontal

Spanish or Italian
16th–17th century (?)

Object Place: Spain or Italy


54 x 171 cm (21 1/4 x 67 5/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk; Appliqué

Not On View


Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Cover or frontal. Central pictoral medallion. Two figured in neo-classical armour, the foremost holding a lance and an urn, stand before and old man who is lying on a couch. Drapes in the background, armour, weapons and a chest on the floor in the foreground. Polychrome silk and metallic yarns. This is framed by floral tendrils, with large semi-naturalistic blossoms, which fill the flanking field areas; laid metallic yarns, metal strips and polychrome floss silk yarns. All appliquéd to a red velvet ground. Edged by metallic yarn tape with red silk fringe; metallic yarn fringe in center; later additions. Pictoral panel possibly from a different piece than surrounding floral design.

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection