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Fragment of an altar frontal

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The ground is of red satin. The design, which is woven with white silk, consists of a medallion enclosing the monogram I. H. S., and a vase of conventional flowers. Springing from the vase at the top of the medallion are cords and tassels. On the lower edge is a border of leaves twisting...

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Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Possibly Spanish, Late 17th–18th century


58.2 x 65.8 cm (22 15/16 x 25 7/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Silk brocade


Textiles and Fashion Arts