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Piece of brocade

Red satin ground. The design of a two-headed eagle, arrows, conventional flowers and two small birds, is woven with light green, dark blue and yellow silk. The piece is much worn.

Provenance

Acquired by the donor by exchange with the Pratt Institute of Brooklyn, N.Y.,From the Collection bought by them of Salvadore & Son of Florence, Italy, in 1897.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Spanish(?), 16th century

Accession Number

97.487

Medium or Technique

Silk; brocade

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles