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Piece of brocade

The ground is of red satin. The design of a lion regardant, seated on a branch of pendant flowers and alternating with a flower device over which curves a dove, is woven with light brownish cotton, sparsely wound with tarnished metal. This piece is of an Italian or Spanish brocade of the 14th...

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Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Italian or Spanish, 14th century

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Medium or Technique

Cotton and brocade


Textiles and Fashion Arts