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Orphrey

Two soldiers sitting, face to face, one of them holds between them a shield, on which is a figures, which may represent a cray-fish or a beetle, with many legs. Woven with red and yellow silk and linen thread, wound with gilded gold beater's skin (Cyprian gold).

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Italian, 15th–16th century

Accession Number

93.809

Medium or Technique

Brocade

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes