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Fragment

Ground: red satin (warp). Design: part of large jar, conventionalized grapes, and a bird, woven with heavy gold (gilded silver wound on yellow silk weft). Selvedge with three cords and neutral yellow satin stripe on right side.

Credit Line

Otis Norcross Fund

probably Italian, 17th century

Accession Number

30.665

Medium or Technique

Silk; brocade

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles