Piece of brocade
Probably 16th–17th century
Height x width: 7 7/8 x 7 11/16 in. (20 x 19.5 cm)
Medium or Technique
Linen and cotton, brocade
Not On View
Woven with cotton and linen, dull brownish pink. The ground is of cotton; the design which is shown by the differerence in texture and weave, is of linen. Conventional leaf-like forms are places with open flowers so as to suggest an ovigal frame. In each ogee is a diamond form.
Acquired by the donor by exchange with the Pratt Institute of Brooklyn, N.Y.,From the Collection bought by them of Salvadore & Son of Florence, Italy, in 1897.
Denman Waldo Ross Collection