About This Artwork

Italy, Florence

Fragment (From an Orphrey Band), Mid-15th century

Silk and gilt-animal-substrate-wrapped linen, warp-float faced 4:1 satin weave with weft-float faced 1:2 'S' twill interlacings of secondary binding warps and supplementary patterning wefts
15.8 x 38.1 cm (6 1/4 x 15 in.)

Gift of Martin A. Ryerson through the Antiquarian Society, 1895.614

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