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Orphrey fragment: Noli Me Tangere

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The ground is faded orange satin. The design, which consists of a repetition of the scene in the garden when Christ appears to Mary Magdalene, is woven with linen thread wound with gilded gold-beaters skin; the faces and hands are woven with white silk and the ground with green silk.

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Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Italian, 14th–15th century

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32.1 x 24 cm (12 5/8 x 9 7/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Silk satin patterned with silk and metallic threads


Textiles and Fashion Arts