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Piece of brocade

White satin ground with grotesque design of scrolls bearing conventional flowers and leaves, a lion and a deer being devoured by a leopard, woven with pink and yellow silk. The design shows Persian influence.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Probably Italian, 16th century

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Brocade (brocatelle)


Textiles and Fashion Arts