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A work made of silk, plain weave variation with silk supplementary wefts and weft-float faced 1:2 twill interlacings of secondary binding warps and gilt- and silvered-metal-strip-wrapped silk, supplementary facing and supplementary brocading wefts forming weft loops and supplementary pile warps forming cut voided velvet; edged with silk and gilt-metal-strip-wrapped silk, plain weave with supplementary patterning wefts with extended supplementary patterning weft knotted uncut fringe and over extended ground weft cut fringe.
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  • A work made of silk, plain weave variation with silk supplementary wefts and weft-float faced 1:2 twill interlacings of secondary binding warps and gilt- and silvered-metal-strip-wrapped silk, supplementary facing and supplementary brocading wefts forming weft loops and supplementary pile warps forming cut voided velvet; edged with silk and gilt-metal-strip-wrapped silk, plain weave with supplementary patterning wefts with extended supplementary patterning weft knotted uncut fringe and over extended ground weft cut fringe.

Date:

1501/25

Artist:

Italy

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Status

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Department

Textiles

Title

Portion (From Altar Frontal)

Origin

Italy

Date

Made 1501–1525

Medium

Silk, plain weave variation with silk supplementary wefts and weft-float faced 1:2 twill interlacings of secondary binding warps and gilt- and silvered-metal-strip-wrapped silk, supplementary facing and supplementary brocading wefts forming weft loops and supplementary pile warps forming cut voided velvet; edged with silk and gilt-metal-strip-wrapped silk, plain weave with supplementary patterning wefts with extended supplementary patterning weft knotted uncut fringe and over extended ground weft cut fringe

Dimensions

117.8 × 31.4 cm (46 3/8 × 12 3/8 in.) Warp repeat: 35.2 cm (13 7/8 in.)

Credit Line

Purchased with funds provided by Tiffany Blake

Reference Number

1960.776

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