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Fragment of an orphrey

The Annunciation. Woven with metal and silk threads in shades of red, green, yellow, and beige. Virgin in right foreground receives news from angel at left. Pattern of floor tiles in foreground, baldachino behind Virgin, trees and clouds in background. Woven borders of orphrey appear at sides....

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Credit Line

Bequest of Helen S. Coolidge

Italian, Late 15th century

Object Place

Florence, Italy

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Medium or Technique

Metal and Silk; weaving


Textiles and Fashion Arts