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The ground is of faded pink silk, the design, the Virgin in glory supported by angels, is woven with yellow silk and Cyprian gold, made by winding white silk with gilded gold beater's skin.

Credit Line

Gift of Joseph Lindon Smith

Probably Italian, 15th–16th century


Height x width: 43.5 x 46 cm (17 1/8 x 18 1/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Silk; brocade


Textiles and Fashion Arts