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Piece of velvet

The ground is dull yellow silk; the design of small twigs, set obliquely, each crossed by the stem of a leaf is of 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