Velvet with Pomegranate Pattern (detail), 1450–1500. Italy, Florence. Silk, gold thread, and velvet; 300.9 x 56.5 cm. Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund 1973.20
This installation includes about 15 sumptuous Italian silks, velvets, and altar frontals of the 14th and 15th centuries from the museum’s world-class collection.