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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.

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Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Italian, 15th century


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

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Medium or Technique

Linen and silk; brocade


Textiles and Fashion Arts