Panel from an Altar Frontal

A work made of silk, warp-float faced 3:1 broken twill weave with weft-float faced 1:3 'z' twill interlacings of secondary binding warps and gilt-metal-strip-wrapped silk supplementary facing wefts forming weft loop pile in areas and with supplementary pile warps forming cut, pile-on-pile, voided velvet; band of silk and gilt-metal-strip-wrapped silk; plain weave with supplementary patterning wefts and extended ground and supplementary patterning weft wrapped cut and uncut fringe; lined with cotton, plain weave.
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  • A work made of silk, warp-float faced 3:1 broken twill weave with weft-float faced 1:3 'z' twill interlacings of secondary binding warps and gilt-metal-strip-wrapped silk supplementary facing wefts forming weft loop pile in areas and with supplementary pile warps forming cut, pile-on-pile, voided velvet; band of silk and gilt-metal-strip-wrapped silk; plain weave with supplementary patterning wefts and extended ground and supplementary patterning weft wrapped cut and uncut fringe; lined with cotton, plain weave.

Date:

1450/1500

Artist:

Italy

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Title

Panel from an Altar Frontal

Origin

Italy

Date

1450–1500

Medium

Silk, warp-float faced 3:1 broken twill weave with weft-float faced 1:3 'Z' twill interlacings of secondary binding warps and gilt-metal-strip-wrapped silk supplementary facing wefts forming weft loop pile in areas and with supplementary pile warps forming cut, pile-on-pile, voided velvet; band of silk and gilt-metal-strip-wrapped silk; plain weave with supplementary patterning wefts and extended ground and supplementary patterning weft wrapped cut and uncut fringe; lined with cotton, plain weave

Dimensions

101.5 x 52.4 cm (40 x 20 5/8 in.)

Credit Line

Samuel P. Avery Endowment

Reference Number

1978.7

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