Mar 1, 2005

Fragment of a Band

Fragment of a Band

1300s–1400s

Linen, silk, metal-wrapped thread: compound twill weave

Overall: 47 x 8 cm (18 1/2 x 3 1/8 in.)

Dudley P. Allen Fund 1918.925

Description

The Cleveland Museum of Art has a number of band fragments that may have been created in a workshop in Cologne, Germany, on the Rhine River. They may have been produced in series and could be adapted for various contexts. Such bands are found, for example, in very similar form on the nearby chasuble, or sleeveless outer vestment. The inscription Jesus and Mary on the bands also point to such a use.

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Collection: 
Textiles
Department: 
Textiles
Type of artwork: 
Textile
Credit line: 
Dudley P. Allen Fund

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