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Design woven in gilded animal membrane wound on a linen core on a satin ground. Repeating pattern of the risen Christ in an ogival panel with symmetrical design of scrolls and flowers between these panels. Narrow border on each side. Wide selvedge on one side of several strips. Very worn,...

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Gift of Mr. Paul J. Sachs

Italian, 16th century

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24.1 x 99 cm (9 1/2 x 39 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Silk woven linen


Textiles and Fashion Arts