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Armorial band. A vertical design of three medallions, bearing an eagle, a lion, and a coat of arms, separated by repeating symmetrical stylized acanthus leaves with other floral motives and an urn or fountain(?). Topped by a helmet in profile. Polychrome silk and metallic yarns on an...

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William Randolph Hearst collection, New York City; Hammer Galleries, Inc., New York City; purchased from Hammer Galleries by Elizabeth Day McCormick, Chicago; gift of McCormick to the MFA (Accession date: August 28, 1946)

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection

Spanish or Italian, 17th–18th century

Object Place

Spain or Italy

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk velvet embroidered wtih silk and metallic yarns


Textiles and Fashion Arts