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Panel of velvet

Date:
second half 16th century
Culture:
Italian
Medium:
Silk and metal thread
Dimensions:
L. 86 1/2 x W. 22 1/2 inches (219.7 x 57.2 cm)
Classification:
Textiles-Velvets
Credit Line:
Fletcher Fund, 1944
Accession Number:
44.54.1
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 503
This quintessential luxury fabric, woven with two heights of looped metal thread pile and an additional metal thread weft, was used for both furnishings and costumes.
Simonetti , Rome ; Joseph E. Widener ; Preston Pope Satterwhite ; [ French and Co., New York , 1944; sold to MMA ]
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