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Decorative band

A stabbing scene; a man and woman (possible Tarquin and Lucretia) with a child between them. The scene repeats along the length of band separated by alternating stylized tree and zoomorphic motives. Red silk with red silk yarn embroidered details. Composed of five joined sections; minor stains...

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Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection

Italian, 16th–17th century

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Medium or Technique

Silk; drawnwork, embroidery


Textiles and Fashion Arts