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Piece of velvet

Yellow silk ground woven with narrow strips of silver gilt;the design of yellow squares, in each of which is a large leaf, separated by yellow squares filled with an oblong frame and groups of conventional leaves is reddish violet cut and uncut velvet.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Probably Italian, 16th–17th century

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk; velvet


Textiles and Fashion Arts