Italy, 14th century / Altar Cloth / 1300sItaly, 14th century
Altar Cloth

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Creator Nationality: European; Southern European; Italian
Creator Name-CRT: Italy, 14th century
Title: Altar Cloth
Title Type: Primary
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 1300
Creation End Date: 1399
Creation Date: 1300s
Object Type: Textiles
Materials and Techniques: lampas weave, silk and gold thread
Dimensions: Overall: 81.28cm x 25.4cm
AMICA Contributor: The Cleveland Museum of Art
Owner Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
ID Number: 1926.507
Credit Line: Gift of J. H. Wade
Context: Silk weaving became an important industry in Italy during the 13th century. Initially, it was closely associated with Spanish silk weaving and designs were derived from Spanish models. Here, the Spanish influence is apparent in the paired eagles and gazelles flanking concentric bulb-palmettes-motifs that can be traced back to the 12th century Spanish silks. In Italy, this design was woven in many variations from about 1310 to the end
AMICA ID: CMA_.1926.507
AMICA Library Year: 2001
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright, The Cleveland Museum of Art

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