Silk and gilt-animal-substrate-wrapped linen, warp-float faced 3:1 twill weave with supplementary patterning wefts bound by secondary binding warps in (weft-float faced 1:3) twill interlacings (on reverse face secondary binding warps and supplementary wefts form detached interlacing)
35 x 44.1 cm (13 3/4 x 17 3/8 in.)
Weft repeat: 13.4 cm (5 1/4 in.)
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. John V. Farwell, III
Extended information about this artwork
Publications of the Art Institute’s Object
Mayer, Christa Charlotte. Masterpieces of Western Textiles (Chicago: The Art Institute of Chicago, 1969), p. 59, pl. 38.
Wardwell, Anne. “The Development of 14th and 15th-Century Italian Silk Design” in Aachener Kunstblatter, Vol. 47, 1976-77, fig. 61.
No related fragments found with the same pattern
The Art Institute of Chicago, Masterpieces of Western Textiles, January 25–March 2, 1969
The Art Institute of Chicago, Elizabeth F. Cheney and Agnes Allerton Textile Galleries, European Textile Masterpieces from Coptic Times through the 19th Century, September 27, 1989 - January 22, 1990
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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