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Piece of brocade

Red satin ground; design of lions and foliage, crowns and shields woven of yellow silk, wound with thin stripes of gilded parchment, (Cyprian gold), green, blue, and white silk. An Arabic? inscription on the shield. 04.1671 has been joined to this piece.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Spanish?, Late 15th–16th century


14 x 31 cm (5 1/2 x 12 3/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk; brocade


Textiles and Fashion Arts