About This Artwork


Fragment (From an Orphrey Band), 15th century

Silk and gilt-animal-substrate-wrapped linen, warp-float faced satin weave with twill interlacings of secondary binding warps and supplementary patterning wefts
31.5 x 35.8 cm (12 3/8 x 14 1/8 in.)

Gift of Martin A. Ryerson through the Antiquarian Society, 1895.630

Exhibition, Publication and Ownership Histories

Exhibition History

The Art Institute of Chicago, Fragments from the Past, October 14, 1970–April 15, 1971

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, April 17- August 28, 2002

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