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Piece of brocade

13th–14th century


30 x 25 cm (11 13/16 x 9 13/16 in.); Legacy dimension: .25 x .30

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen and silk; brocade

Not On View


Textiles and Fashion Arts



This piece is ascribed to many countries. The design originated in the East, but may have been adapted and used by the Italians. Green silk ground; design, of birds, animals and palmettes woven with linen thread wound with thin strips of gilded parchment. Cut in halves. For further particulars of classifications see Catalogue d’Étoffes Anciennes and Modernes déscrites par Mme. Isabelle Errera.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection