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Orphrey with the Annunciation

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Ground of yellow silk; the design, the Virgin and the Angel Gabriel, kneeling below three arches, above which is the inscription "Ave Maria Gracia Plena" is woven with white, green, and blue silk, and linen thread wound with gilded gold beaters' skin (Cyprian gold).

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Italian, 15th century–16th century

Object Place

Italy

Dimensions

16.5 x 59.5 cm (6 1/2 x 23 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

96.471

Medium or Technique

Silk brocaded with silk and metallic threads

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes