Brocaded velvet cushion cover with crescents

Velvet, brocaded: silk, gilt- and silver-metal thread, and cotton | 138.4 x 65.4cm | 1525-75

Unknown Artist

This lustrous cushion cover is one of the earliest and highest quality examples that has survived. The vibrant field pattern displays large crescents inscribed with smaller crescents and elegant rosebuds on a leafy vine. The superimposed crescent pat...
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