Italy, 15th Century / Hanging / c. 1450Italy, 15th Century
c. 1450

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Creator Nationality: Italy, 15th century
Creator Name-CRT: Italy, 15th Century
Title: Hanging
Title Type: Primary
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Creation Start Date: 1445
Creation End Date: 1455
Creation Date: c. 1450
Object Type: Textiles
Classification Term: Velvet
Materials and Techniques: velvet (cut, voided, and brocaded); silk and gold thread
Dimensions: Overall: 300.9cm x 50.2cm
AMICA Contributor: The Cleveland Museum of Art
Owner Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
ID Number: 1973.20
Credit Line: Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund
Provenance: (Loewi-Robertson, Inc., Los Angeles).
Style or Period: Italy, 15th century
Context: Large scale pomegranate patterns, of which this panel is an example, were among the most celebrated velvet designs of the 15th century. The extravagant use of gold brocading, three heights of pile (loops of yarn forming the surface of the fabric), and delicate sprinkling of tiny loops in the velvet create a dramatic richness and beauty rarely surpassed in the history of velvet weaving.Such velvets were in demand by the clergy, nobility, and royalty, who used them for garments, hangings, and furnishings.
AMICA ID: CMA_.1973.20
AMICA Library Year: 2003
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