About This Artwork

Italy

Fragment (From an Orphrey Band), 15th century

Silk and gilt-animal-substrate-wrapped linen, warp-float faced 4:1 satin weave with twill interlacings of secondary binding warps and supplementary patterning wefts
46.5 x 23.2 cm (18 1/4 x 9 1/8 in.)

Gift of Martin A. Ryerson through the Antiquarian Society, 1895.628

Exhibition, Publication and Ownership Histories

Exhibition History

The Art Institute of Chicago, Agnes Allerton Gallery,
Vestments and Liturgical Textiles from the Permanent Collection, July 27–October 9, 1983

The Art Institute of Chicago, Department of European Decorative Arts, Gunsaulus Hall, February 26, 1990- January 11, 1991

The Art Institute of Chicago, Agnes Allerton Gallery, Vestments and Liturgical Textiles from the Permanent Collection, July 27- October 9, 1983

Publication History

Otto Von Falke. Decorative Silks (New York: W. Helburn, 1936), fig. 476.

Fanny Podreider. Storia dei tessuti d'arte in Italia: Secoli XII - XVIII (Bergamo, Istituto Italiano d'arti Grafiche, 1928), fig. 113.




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