About This Artwork

Italy

Fragments, 1450/1500

Silk and cotton, velvet; cut pile-on-pile, voided; additional paired patterning wefts in gold foil (cut strips wound around silk core) tied in twill weave; against plain weave foundation
a: 40.7 x 51.8 cm (16 x 20 3/4 in.)
b: 40.6 x 50.7 cm (16 x 20 in.)
c: 37.4 x 29.3 cm (14 3/4 x 11 1/2 in.)
d: 26 x 29.1 cm (10 1/8 x 11 1/2 in.)
e: 13.3 x 25.2 cm (5 1/4 x 9 7/8 in.)
f: 40.6 x 8.4 cm (16 x 3 1/4 in.)

Gift of Martin A. Ryerson through the Antiquarian Society, 1895.868a-f




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