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  • Loom–width piece of velvet, late 15th century
    Probably Bursa, Turkey, possibly Venice
    Silk velvet pile and voided areas brocaded with silver–gilt–wrapped silk wefts; L. 43 in. (109.2 cm), W. (loom) 25 3/4 in. (65.4 cm)
    Rogers Fund, 1953 (53.157)

    This splendid crimson velvet with pink voided areas and others brocaded with silver-wrapped yellow thread reflects the international style common in Turkey, Iran, Syria, and Egypt in the late fifteenth century. Yet, because of the mutual exchange of artistic vocabularies, especially in the production of velvets, there remains the possibility that this textile was actually woven in Venice.

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  • Loom-width piece of velvet, late 15th century
    Probably Bursa, Turkey, possibly Venice
    Silk velvet pile and voided areas brocaded with silver-gilt-wrapped silk wefts; L. 43 in. (109.2 cm), W. (loom) 25 3/4 in. (65.4 cm)
    Rogers Fund, 1953 (53.157)

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