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Orphrey "The Annunciation"

Ground, rose silk, design yellow silk. This piece has a heavy pink silk warp. On two sides is a piece of green and tarnished gold gimp, in which the gold thread was made by winding linen with gilded gold-beaters' skin. Madame Errera describes a similar piece, but says that it is woven with a...

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Purchased by the donor of J. Pallotti

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Gift of Mrs. George Washington Wales

Italian, Design possibly 15th century, workmanship probably 16th century

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Textiles and Fashion Arts