About This Artwork

Italy

Fragment, Early 16th century

Silk and gilt-metal-strip-wrapped silk, satin weave with supplementary brocading wefts forming weft loops in areas and supplementary pile warps forming cut voided velvet
107 x 241 cm (48 1/8 x 9 1/2 in.)
Warp repeat: 43.6 cm (17 1/8 in.)

Gift of Martin A. Ryerson through the Antiquarian Society, 1895.872

Exhibition, Publication and Ownership Histories

Exhibition History

The Art Institute of Chicago, "Sumptuous Velvets from the Permanent Collection," March 1–June 1, 1980 (shown in didactic case without label identificaton)

The Art Institute of Chicago, Elizabeth F. Cheney and Agnes Allerton Textile Galleries, "Renaissance Velvets and Silks," December 18, 2002–April 13, 2003




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