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Irregular long fragment, probably part of a vestment

Probably Spanish
14th–15th century

Object Place: Spain


19.2 x 69 cm (7 9/16 x 27 3/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Brocade, diasper weave

Not On View


Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Tomato-red ground with pattern in yelow-green, diasper weave; brocaded with gold. Shows parts of roundels framed with wide vine and acanthus leaf border, enclosing pairs of addorsed griffons, flanking a conventionalj tree, turning their heads toward one another. Interspaces filled with vines and large eagles. Worn and torn; patched. Gold yarns worn and tarnished.

Credit Line

John Wheelock Eliot Fund et al