Fragment from an Orphrey

A work made of linen, plain weave; underlaid with linen, plain weave; embroidered with silk, gilt- and silvered-metal-strip-wrapped silk in split and surface satin stitches; laid work, couching, and padded couching.
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  • A work made of linen, plain weave; underlaid with linen, plain weave; embroidered with silk, gilt- and silvered-metal-strip-wrapped silk in split and surface satin stitches; laid work, couching, and padded couching.

Date:

1360s

Artist:

Italy, Florence

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Title

Fragment from an Orphrey

Origin

Florence

Date

1360–1369

Medium

Linen, plain weave; underlaid with linen, plain weave; embroidered with silk, gilt- and silvered-metal-strip-wrapped silk in split and surface satin stitches; laid work, couching, and padded couching

Dimensions

9.6 × 17.8 cm (3 3/4 × 7 in.)

Credit Line

Robert Allerton Endowment

Reference Number

1992.742f

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