Sep 11, 2012
May 24, 2006
Sep 11, 2012
Sep 11, 2012

Chasuble Fragment with Realistic Animals

Chasuble Fragment with Realistic Animals

c. 1420

Silk, gold thread; lampas weave

Overall: 115.6 x 33.7 cm (45 1/2 x 13 1/4 in.); Mounted: 120.7 x 36.8 cm (47 1/2 x 14 1/2 in.)

Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund 1947.294

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Description

Around 1400 an emerging interest in the bucolic world of nature encouraged a new trend among textile designers, as seen in the lions, hawks, dogs, and ducks on this luxury silk fragment. The continual influence of Chinese asymmetry, however, is evident in the prominent undulating palmette trees, enlarged from sinuous vines frequently seen in Italian silks and velvets from this period.

See also
Collection: 
T - Ecclesiastical
Department: 
Textiles
Type of artwork: 
Textile

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