About This Artwork

Italy, Florence

Fragment from an Orphrey Band depicting the Annunciation, 1450/1500

Silk and gilt-animal-substrate-wrapped linen, warp-float faced satin weave with supplementary patterning wefts and supplementary brocading wefts tied by secondary binding warps in twill interlacings
21 x 26.7 cm (8 1/4 x 10 1/2 in.)

Gift of Martin A. Ryerson, 1911.60




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