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Six fragments of brocaded velvet
Six fragments of brocaded velvet
Date:
15th century
Location:
Not on display
Century:
Media:
Silk, Metallic Thread; Cut Voided Velvet
Dimensions:
17.8 x 22.9 cm (7 x 9 in.)
Object Type:
Country:
Continent:
Europe
Accession Number:
53808.152
Acquisition Date:
1931-09-03
Credit Line:

Gift of Mrs. Gustave Brenner

According to "Storia dei Tessuti D'Arte in Italia", this textile was used in the garments of the powerful corporation of bankers in 15th century Florence (emblem of Arte del Cambio). Apparently this is quite rare. See page 152 and Figure 171.

Contemporaneous Works “Art from the same century and country”