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Orphrey

Red satin ground; the design, angels supporting a canopy (baldacchino) on which is the inscription "Verbum caro factum est" and under which is the kneeling figure of the Virgin adoring the Christ Child, is woven with white blue, and green silk and linen thread, wound with stripes of gilded gold...

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Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Italian, 15th–16th century

Accession Number

96.474

Medium or Technique

Linen and silk; brocade

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes