Silk, gilt-animal-substrate-wrapped linen, warp-float faced 2:1 'S' twill weave with supplementary patterning weft and brocading wefts tied by secondary binding warps in plain and twill interlacings
20.5 × 57.4 cm (8 1/8 × 22 5/8 in.); Weft repeat: H.: 18.9 cm (7 1/2 in.)
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. John V. Farwell, III
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Mayer, Christa Charlotte. Masterpieces of Western Textiles (Chicago: The Art Institute of Chicago, 1969), p. 71, pl. 39.
Publications of Related Fragments *
*Appears to have the same pattern or design but whether or not the fragment comes from the same textile as the Art Institute is unknown.
Lessing, Julius. Die Gewebe-Sammlung des Kunstgewerbe Museums Berlin. Berlin: E. Wasmuth, 1900 (Vol. 5, pl. 139).
Santangelo, Antonio. Tessuti d’Arte Italiani, dal XII al XVIII Secolo. Milan: Electa Editrice, 1959 (pl.16).
Museum Inventories with Related Fragments
Staatliche Museen zu Berlin (See Antonio Santangelo’s Tessuti d’Arte Italiani, Tav. 16)
Art Institute of Chicago, Masterpieces of Western Textiles, Jan. 25–Mar. 2, 1969.
The Art Institute of Chicago, Elizabeth F. Cheney and Agnes Allerton Textile Galleries, European Textile Masterpieces from Coptic Times through the 19th Century, September 27, 1989–January 22, 1990
The Art Institute of Chicago, Elizabeth F. Cheney and Agnes Allerton Textile Galleries, Renaissance Velvets and Silks, December 18, 2002–April 13, 2003
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