Two Dalmatics

A work made of velvet: silk, plain weave variation with silk supplementary facing wefts, weft-float faced 1:2 'z' twill interlacings of secondary binding warps and gilt-metal-strip-wrapped silk, supplementary facing wefts forming weft loops, and supplementary pile warps forming cut and uncut, pile-on-pile, voided velvet; cuffs and apparels: silk, warp-float faced 3:1 broken warp chevron twill weave with supplementary pile warps forming cut solid velvet; appliquéd with linen, plain weave; embroidered with silk, linen and gilt-metal-strip-wrapped silk in couching and padded couching; edge trim: 1) silk, warp-float faced 7:1 satin weave; embroidered with silk and gilt-metal -strip-wrapped silk in couching, and 2) silk and gilt-metal-strip-wrapped silk, plain weave (with multiple wefts) with supplementary patterning wefts and extended ground weft cut and uncut fringe.
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  • A work made of velvet: silk, plain weave variation with silk supplementary facing wefts, weft-float faced 1:2 'z' twill interlacings of secondary binding warps and gilt-metal-strip-wrapped silk, supplementary facing wefts forming weft loops, and supplementary pile warps forming cut and uncut, pile-on-pile, voided velvet; cuffs and apparels: silk, warp-float faced 3:1 broken warp chevron twill weave with supplementary pile warps forming cut solid velvet; appliquéd with linen, plain weave; embroidered with silk, linen and gilt-metal-strip-wrapped silk in couching and padded couching; edge trim: 1) silk, warp-float faced 7:1 satin weave; embroidered with silk and gilt-metal -strip-wrapped silk in couching, and 2) silk and gilt-metal-strip-wrapped silk, plain weave (with multiple wefts) with supplementary patterning wefts and extended ground weft cut and uncut fringe.

Date:

Late 15th/early 16th century (cuffs and apparels: late 15th century

Artist:

Italy or Spain (cuffs and apparels: Spain)

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Title

Two Dalmatics

Origin

Spain

Date

1475–1525

Medium

Velvet: silk, plain weave variation with silk supplementary facing wefts, weft-float faced 1:2 'Z' twill interlacings of secondary binding warps and gilt-metal-strip-wrapped silk, supplementary facing wefts forming weft loops, and supplementary pile warps forming cut and uncut, pile-on-pile, voided velvet; Cuffs and Apparels: silk, warp-float faced 3:1 broken warp chevron twill weave with supplementary pile warps forming cut solid velvet; appliquéd with linen, plain weave; embroidered with silk, linen and gilt-metal-strip-wrapped silk in couching and padded couching; Edge trim: 1) silk, warp-float faced 7:1 satin weave; embroidered with silk and gilt-metal -strip-wrapped silk in couching, and 2) silk and gilt-metal-strip-wrapped silk, plain weave (with multiple wefts) with supplementary patterning wefts and extended ground weft cut and uncut fringe

Dimensions

b: 132.1 x 130.8 cm (52 x 51 1/2 in.) c: 131.1 x 132.5 cm (51 5/8 x 52 1/8 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Chauncey McCormick and Mrs. Richard Ely Danielson

Reference Number

1948.129b-c

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