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Piece of velvet

Yellow silk ground; the design of diamonds and crosses enclosing rosettes and crosses is of cut and uncut velvet of the same color as the ground. Woven into the ground are strips of what appears to be much tarnished silver.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Probably Italian, 16th–17th century

Accession Number

97.525

Medium or Technique

Velvet

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles