Fragment of a Band with Dragon, Castle, and Vegetation

1500s
Overall: 35.7 x 32.5 cm (14 1/16 x 12 13/16 in.)
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This piece has a counterpart at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (20.186.359).

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The detailed and elegant craftsmanship of this piece of lace clearly delineates the dragon, with its extended tongue, pointy scales along its neck and tail, and clawed feet. To its right is an architectural element, most likely a castle.
Fragment of a Band with Dragon, Castle, and Vegetation

Fragment of a Band with Dragon, Castle, and Vegetation

1500s

Italy, 16th century

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