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Piece of velvet

Probably Italian
Late 16th–17th century


Dimensions

Height x width: 4 1/2 x 3 3/8 in. (11.5 x 8.5 cm)

Accession Number

93.420

Medium or Technique

Velvet

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

The ground is of deep violet silk; the design of very irregular oblong forms and hexagons is of cut and uncut velvet of the same color as the ground. The pile of the cut velvet in the hexagons is very long.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection