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Panel of gold brocade, full loom width. Gold ground, with motifs in gold, silver and polychrome silks. Metallic yarns are both flat and overspun. Bizarre pattern shows asymmetrical arrangement of paired serpentine units comprising scrolls, leaves, parrot-like forms and geometrical ornaments....

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Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Benjamin A. Markell

French or Italian (Venice?), Early 18th century

Object Place

France or Italy


113 x 54.6 cm (44 1/2 x 21 1/2 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Lampas, silk satin ground with patterns in metallic threads (bound in twill pattern) and brocaded silk details


Textiles and Fashion Arts