About This Artwork

France or Italy possibly for the Portuguese market

Two Fragments, c. 1707/08

Silk, and silvered- and gilt-metal-strip-wrapped silk, warp-float faced 7:1 satin weave with supplementary brocading wefts, supplementary patterning wefts, and self-patterned by areas of plain weave; a: four selvages present; b: right selvage present
a: 180.3 x 109.4 cm (71 x 43 1/16 in.)
b: 64.1 x 42.8 cm (25 1/4 x 16 7/8 in.)
Repeat: 34.2 x 17.9 cm (13 1/2 x 7 1/8 in.)

Mr. and Mrs. Martin A. Ryerson Collection, 1937.1317a-b




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