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Panel, made of four pieces sewn together. Design in two heights of violet velvet and plain and looped gold thread. Two repeats of a symmetrical pattern shwing a large ogival medallion containing a pineapple-like motif made of and surrounded by acanthus leaves. Smaller leaf-patterned medallions...

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Credit Line

Mary L. Smith Fund

15th century

Object Place

possibly Venice, Italy


236 x 60.5 cm (92 15/16 x 23 13/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Silk velvet brocade with silk and gold-colored metallic thread, silk and gold-colored metallic woven looped fringe, and silk woven fringe


Textiles and Fashion Arts