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Yellow silk ground woven with silver wire. The design, of an ogival frame work of large leaves enclosing symmetrical composite flower forms is of white silk and violet satin. Pieces of this type are called "Italian perhaps of Milanese make about 1560" by Alan S. Cole in Ornament in European...

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Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Italian or Spanish, Middle to end of 16th century


62.3 x 30.2 cm (24 1/2 x 11 7/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Silk and gilt metal thread brocade (brocatelle)


Textiles and Fashion Arts