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Textile fragment: Eagles/Venice

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Pale neutral orange silk ground, originally probably a deep pink. The all-over design consists of an eagle holding a branch in his beak, enclosed in an ogival frame, woven linen thread wound with very much tarnished gilded gold beaters skin, and a little pale blue silk.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Italian, 14th century

Dimensions

12 x 15 cm (4 3/4 x 5 7/8 in.); Legacy dimension: .15 x .12

Accession Number

04.255

Medium or Technique

Silk

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles