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Apparel

  • Place of origin:

    Italy (made)

  • Date:

    probably 1550-1600 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Ribbed silk applied to velvet, with cording and couched gilt thread

  • Museum number:

    280-1902

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Panel for a dalmatic of green silk velvet, with an appliqué pattern in gold and silver ribbed silk, outlined with silver-gilt thread. A symmetrical arrangement of curved leafy and floral stems springing from a central device and partly enclosed within a compartment of scrollwork outline. There is a narrow border all round filled with a continuous band of S-shaped scrolls.

Place of Origin

Italy (made)

Date

probably 1550-1600 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Ribbed silk applied to velvet, with cording and couched gilt thread

Dimensions

Width: 42 cm, Height: 55 cm

Object history note

Purchased. Registered File number 3721/1902.

Descriptive line

Panel for a dalmatic of green silk velvet, with an appliqué pattern in gold and silver silk and silver-gilt thread; showing a symmetrical arrangement of scrolling foliage; Italy, probably 1550-1600

Materials

Silk thread; Silver gilt thread; Silk (textile)

Techniques

Velvet; Applied work; Cording; Couching; Woven

Subjects depicted

Foliage; Floral sprays; Leaves; Flowers; Scrollwork

Categories

Religion; Ecclesiastical textiles

Production Type

Unique

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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