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Panel of velvet

Date:
second half 16th century
Culture:
Italian, probably Florence
Medium:
Silk and metal thread
Dimensions:
L. 84 1/2 x W. 24 1/2 inches (214.6 x 62.2 cm)
Classification:
Textiles-Velvets
Credit Line:
Theodore M. Davis Collection, Bequest of Theodore M. Davis, 1915
Accession Number:
30.95.69
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 503
Developed from pomegranate patterns from the previous century, this type of velvet was produced well into the seventeenth century. It
was used extensively—but not exclusively—for ecclesiastical hangings and vestments.
Theodore M. Davis (until 1915; bequeathed to MMA)
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