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Velvet cloth

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Red velvet ground on which is a design in gold of a flower device in a leaf-shaped panel; the stem of this flower is crossed by one bearing a smaller blossom. The gold thread is curously bright, considering the amount of wear the the velvet has apparently received.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Italian, 15th–16th century

Dimensions

20 x 24 cm (7 7/8 x 9 7/16 in.); Legacy dimension: .24 x .20

Accession Number

04.1665

Medium or Technique

Velvet

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles