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Fragment of an Orphrey

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The ground is of faded pink silk. The design of two angels holding the monogram I. H. S., surrounded by rays, is woven with dark blue, green and white silk and gold thread, made by winding linen thread with gilded gold beater's skin.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Italian, 15th century

Dimensions

19 x 31 cm (7 1/2 x 12 3/16 in.); Legacy dimension: .31 x .19

Accession Number

96.468

Medium or Technique

Linen and silk; brocade

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes