Jun 23, 2011
Jun 23, 2011
Jun 23, 2011
Jun 23, 2011

Fragment of a Band with Dragon, Castle, and Vegetation

Fragment of a Band with Dragon, Castle, and Vegetation

1500s

Needle lace, burato (twined ground and darned in one direction); bleached linen (est.)

Overall: 35.7 x 32.5 cm (14 1/16 x 12 13/16 in.)

Gift of J. H. Wade 1920.1143

Location

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This piece has a counterpart at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (20.186.359).

Description

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.

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