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Medium: Silk and gold thread; embroidery (44)
Chasuble Back with Embroidered Orphrey Band
Italy (chasuble ground); Austria, Graz
1950.85CCCC0
Celestial Musician
Central Asia, 14th century
1987.145CCCC0
Buddhist Priest's Ceremonial Robe
China, Ming dynasty
1987.57CCCC0
Orphrey Band: The Tree of Jesse
England, 14th century
1949.503CCCC0
The Resurrection, from an Embroidered Altar Frontal:
Italy, Florence, 14th century
1929.904CCCC0
Embroidered Panel
China, Qing Dynasty
1960.276CCCC0
Woman's Robe
China, Liao dynasty
1995.20CCCC0
Pendant
China, 14th century
1994.20CCCC0
Canopy (?)
France, 19th century
1976.50CCCC0
Towel
Greece, Sporades Islands, Skyros, 18th century
1956.684CCCC0
Coat
China, late 19th century
1916.1357CCCC0
Book Cover (Jain ?)
India, Gujarat, 18th-19th century
1925.494CCCC0
Coif
England, Elizabethan Period, late 16th century
1934.206CCCC0
Forehead Cloth
England, Elizabethan Period, late 16th century
1934.231CCCC0
Apparel from a Dalmatic
Italy, early 16th century
1977.169.bCCCC0
Skirt
China, late 19th century
1916.1352CCCC0
Skirt
China
1916.1350©
Ceremonial Robe
China, early 20th century
1916.1355©
Lobed Square Table Cover
China, 19th century
1939.144CCCC0
Prayer Mat
India, 18th-19th century
1916.1275CCCC0
Embroidered Strip
Italy, 18th century
1916.1451CCCC0
Wedding Cap
China, late 19th - early 20th century
1950.347CCCC0
han Woman's Coat
China, late 19th century
1916.1356CCCC0
Apron
England, 18th century
1942.164CCCC0
Fragment of a Mandarin Robe
China, 18th century
1916.1336CCCC0
Chalice Veil
Italy, 18th century
1916.1449CCCC0
Embroidered Sleeve from a Dalmatic
Italy, Florence, 16th century
1998.51CCCC0
Ecclesiastical Embroidery (Epimanikion)
Armenia or Greece, 18th century
1916.1420CCCC0
Christening Mantle (?)
Italy, late 16th century
1994.155CCCC0
Embroidered Strip
Japan, late 19th-early 20th century
1916.1317CCCC0
Embroidered border and field of animals in large roundels
Iraq, probably Baghdad, Seljuk period
1952.257CCCC0
Embroidered Textile
India, Rajasthan, late 19th century
1916.829CCCC0
Embroidered Strip of Velvet
Spain, 16th century
1939.153CCCC0
Fragment of Flower in Bowl
China, 14th century
1992.91CCCC0
Embroidered Cover (?)
Turkey, 18th-19th century
1916.1260CCCC0
Gold-Thread Embroidered Garment for a Woman
Prizrend, Serbia, or Scutari, Albani, late 19th century
1943.381CCCC0
Rank Badge (buzi)
China, Qing dynasty (1644-1911), Qianlong reign
1948.70CCCC0
No image available
China or Japan, 8th century
1954.70.zzCCCC0
Title, DateArtist / CultureAccession numberMediumDimensionsCredit lineRights
Embroidered Tondo from an Altar Frontal: The Coronation of the Virgin
Italy, Florence
1953.129Embroidery with gold, silver, and silk thread; split, satin, and couching stitches, or nué (shaded gold)Overall: 57.8 x 57.8 cm (22 3/4 x 22 3/4 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Chasuble Back with Embroidered Orphrey Band
Italy (chasuble ground); Austria, Graz
1950.85Polychrome velvet: cut pile and voided; Embroidery: silk, gold and silver thread; split and couching stitchesOverall: 119.4 x 74.9 cm (47 x 29 1/2 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Celestial Musician
Central Asia, 14th century
1987.145Embroidery; silk and gold thread over two layers of cottonOverall: 66.5 x 45 cm (26 3/16 x 17 11/16 in.)John L. Severance FundCCCC0
Thangka with the Seventh Bodhisattva
China, Ming dynasty
1991.2Embroidery, silk and gold thread on silk satin groundOverall: 44 x 21.5 cm (17 5/16 x 8 7/16 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Buddhist Priest's Ceremonial Robe
China, Ming dynasty
1987.57Silk and gold thread; embroideryOverall: 119.4 x 302.1 cm (47 x 118 15/16 in.)Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. FundCCCC0
Orphrey Band: The Tree of Jesse
England, 14th century
1949.503Silk, gold and silver thread, linen; embroidery: split and couching stitchesOverall: 99.1 x 16.9 cm (39 x 6 5/8 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
The Resurrection, from an Embroidered Altar Frontal:
Italy, Florence, 14th century
1929.904Silk, gold and cotton thread, linen; raised work, embroidery: split, stem, and couching stitchesOverall: 28.9 x 41.9 cm (11 3/8 x 16 1/2 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Embroidered Panel
China, Qing Dynasty
1960.276Embroidery, silk and gold threadOverall: 118.7 x 76.2 cm (46 3/4 x 30 in.)Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Severance A. MillikinCCCC0
Woman's Robe
China, Liao dynasty
1995.20Embroidery, silk and gold thread on silk gauze ground; silk lining, silk battingOverall: 130 x 177 cm (51 3/16 x 69 11/16 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Pendant
China, 14th century
1994.20Needleloop embroidery and knotting; silk, silvered paper, gilded paper and gold threadOverall: 84.5 x 21.7 cm (33 1/4 x 8 9/16 in.)Edward L. Whittemore FundCCCC0
Canopy (?)
France, 19th century
1976.50Embroidery, silk and gold threadOverall: 207.7 x 177.8 cm (81 3/4 x 70 in.)Gift of Phyllis Peckham in memory of Elizabeth and George G. G. PeckhamCCCC0
Towel
Greece, Sporades Islands, Skyros, 18th century
1956.684Embroidery in silk, gold and silver threads on natural linen groundOverall: 214.6 x 49.5 cm (84 1/2 x 19 1/2 in.)Harold North Fowler CollectionCCCC0
Coat
China, late 19th century
1916.1357Embroidery, silk and gold threadOverall: 94 x 177.8 cm (37 x 70 in.)Gift of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. WadeCCCC0
Book Cover (Jain ?)
India, Gujarat, 18th-19th century
1925.494Embroidery, silk and gold thread on silk satin groundOverall: 26.4 x 13.7 cm (10 3/8 x 5 3/8 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Coif
England, Elizabethan Period, late 16th century
1934.206Silk, gold and silver thread, sequins, padding, linen; embroideryOverall: 21 x 42.2 cm (8 1/4 x 16 5/8 in.)Dudley P. Allen FundCCCC0
Forehead Cloth
England, Elizabethan Period, late 16th century
1934.231Silk, gold and silver thread, sequins, padding, linen; embroideryOverall: 16.8 x 38.7 cm (6 5/8 x 15 1/4 in.)Dudley P. Allen FundCCCC0
Apparel from a Dalmatic
Italy, early 16th century
1977.169.bSilk, gold and silver thread; embroideryOverall: 41.9 x 54.6 cm (16 1/2 x 21 1/2 in.)Gift of Mr. and Mrs. William J. RobertsonCCCC0
Scenes of the Life of the Virgin, from an Embroidered Altar Frontal
Italy, Florence, 14th century
1978.36Silk, gold thread, linen; raised work, embroidery: split, stem, running, fishbone, and couching stitchesOverall: 18 x 126 cm (7 1/16 x 49 5/8 in.)Andrew R. and Martha Holden Jennings FundCCCC0
Skirt
China, late 19th century
1916.1352Embroidery, silk and gold threadOverall: 101 x 129.6 cm (39 3/4 x 51 in.)Gift of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. WadeCCCC0
Skirt
China
1916.1350Embroidery, silk and gold threadOverall: 78.8 x 113.1 cm (31 x 44 1/2 in.)Gift of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Wade©
Ceremonial Robe
China, early 20th century
1916.1355Embroidery, silk and gold threadOverall: 141.1 x 205.7 cm (55 9/16 x 81 in.)Gift of J. H. Wade©
Lobed Square Table Cover
China, 19th century
1939.144Embroidery, silk and gold threadOverall: 112.4 x 117.5 cm (44 1/4 x 46 1/4 in.)Gift of Leonard C. Hanna, Jr., for the Coralie Walker Hanna Memorial CollectionCCCC0
Prayer Mat
India, 18th-19th century
1916.1275Embroidery, silk and gold threadOverall: 47.6 x 32.7 cm (18 3/4 x 12 7/8 in.)Gift of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. WadeCCCC0
Embroidered Strip
Italy, 18th century
1916.1451Embroidery, silk and gold threadOverall: 288.3 x 26.7 cm (113 1/2 x 10 1/2 in.)Gift of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. WadeCCCC0
Wedding Cap
China, late 19th - early 20th century
1950.347Embroidery, silk and gold threadOverall: 28 x 40.6 cm (11 x 16 in.)Gift of Mrs. Sara Mattsson AnliotCCCC0
han Woman's Coat
China, late 19th century
1916.1356Embroidery, silk and gold threadOverall: 110.5 x 132.1 cm (43 1/2 x 52 in.)Gift of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. WadeCCCC0
Apron
England, 18th century
1942.164Embroidery, silk and gold threadOverall: 62.2 x 89.5 cm (24 1/2 x 35 1/4 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Fragment of a Mandarin Robe
China, 18th century
1916.1336Embroidery, silk and gold threadOverall: 114.5 x 84.2 cm (45 1/16 x 33 1/8 in.)Gift of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. WadeCCCC0
Chalice Veil
Italy, 18th century
1916.1449Embroidery, silk and gold threadOverall: 64.8 x 64.8 cm (25 1/2 x 25 1/2 in.)Gift of J. H. WadeCCCC0
Embroidered Sleeve from a Dalmatic
Italy, Florence, 16th century
1998.51Silk, gold and silver thread; velvet, embroidery: or nué, split, satin, and couching stitchesOverall: 55.7 x 56.3 cm (21 15/16 x 22 3/16 in.)John L. Severance FundCCCC0
Ecclesiastical Embroidery (Epimanikion)
Armenia or Greece, 18th century
1916.1420Embroidery: silk, gold and silver thread, pearlsOverall: 16.5 x 30 cm (6 1/2 x 11 13/16 in.)Gift of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. WadeCCCC0
Christening Mantle (?)
Italy, late 16th century
1994.155Silk, gold thread; embroidery: couching, stem, long, and short stitchesOverall: 204.5 x 50 cm (80 1/2 x 19 11/16 in.)John L. Severance FundCCCC0
Embroidered Strip
Japan, late 19th-early 20th century
1916.1317Embroidery; silk and gold thread on silk groundAverage: 168.9 x 33.7 cm (66 1/2 x 13 1/4 in.)Gift of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. WadeCCCC0
Embroidered border and field of animals in large roundels
Iraq, probably Baghdad, Seljuk period
1952.257Plain weave: silk warp and cotton weft (mulham); embroidery, couched, split, running, and outline stitches: silk and gold threadOverall: 40 x 26 cm (15 3/4 x 10 1/4 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Fragment of Lotus Flower surrounded by Leaves
China, 14th century
1992.93Embroidery, needlelooping; silk and gold thread, silvered and gilded paperOverall: 10.8 x 12.3 cm (4 1/4 x 4 13/16 in.)Gift of David TremayneCCCC0
Embroidered Textile
India, Rajasthan, late 19th century
1916.829Embroidery; silk, gold and silver thread on satinOverall: 15.3 x 25 cm (6 x 9 13/16 in.)Gift of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. WadeCCCC0
Fragment with Buddhist Jar supported by a Lotus
China, 14th century
1992.92Embroidery, needlelooping; silk and gold thread, silvered and gilded paperOverall: 7.8 x 9.4 cm (3 1/16 x 3 11/16 in.)Gift of David TremayneCCCC0
Embroidered Strip of Velvet
Spain, 16th century
1939.153Embroidery: silk and gold thread on velvet, fringe borderAverage: 285.8 x 52.7 cm (112 1/2 x 20 3/4 in.)Gift of Leonard C. Hanna, Jr., for the Coralie Walker Hanna Memorial CollectionCCCC0
Fragment of Flower in Bowl
China, 14th century
1992.91Embroidery, needlelooping; silk and gold thread, silvered and gilded paperOverall: 8.5 x 9.1 cm (3 3/8 x 3 9/16 in.)Gift of David TremayneCCCC0
Fragment of Lotus Flower surrounded by Leaves
China, 14th century
1992.94Embroidery, needlelooping; silk and gold thread, silvered and gilded paperOverall: 11 x 12.1 cm (4 5/16 x 4 3/4 in.)Gift of David TremayneCCCC0
Embroidered Cover (?)
Turkey, 18th-19th century
1916.1260Embroidery: silver filé and gold strips over cotton thread, couched at edges by silk, on silk groundAverage: 128.9 x 74.3 cm (50 3/4 x 29 1/4 in.)Gift of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. WadeCCCC0
Gold-Thread Embroidered Garment for a Woman
Prizrend, Serbia, or Scutari, Albani, late 19th century
1943.381Silk, velvet; gold- and silver-thread: bands, cords, couched embroideryOverall: 117 x 170.2 cm (46 1/16 x 67 in.)Gift of Jeannette Cox MorrillCCCC0
Rank Badge (buzi)
China, Qing dynasty (1644-1911), Qianlong reign
1948.70Silk, satin weave; silk, gold metal thread, and peacock feather embroideryOverall: 31.1 x 31.1 cm (12 1/4 x 12 1/4 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
No image available
China or Japan, 8th century
1954.70.zzEmbroidery, silk and gold threadOverall: 24.2 x 15.9 cm (9 1/2 x 6 1/4 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0