Silk Embroidered and Appliqué Hanging: Spanish or Italian C17th
A rare late 17th century hanging from Spain.
Worked onto a crimson red silk satin ground with appliquéd arabesque and floral motifs in yellow ochre, pea green and indigo blue silks on paper.
The panel is further embellished with old gold coiled wire stars and with details outlined and enhanced with couched gold gilt threads.
The central roundel has two figures, a male with a halo and a female figure depicted within a building or walls with stone blocks and tiles delineated with gilt threads to lend perspective. The floor tiles are further naked out and embellished with embroidery.
At the top of the hanging is a border with three roundels. The central one has a chalice with the two on either side depict an eagle perched on top of a book.
The condition of this piece is as you would expect of a textile of this antiquity. There is overall signs of wear with loose threads and portions of appliqué. The embroidery is rubbed and worn and there are loose parts. This piece is worth preserving and would benefit from the attentions of a conservator. Please ask us for a quote for this service.
Measurements: 202cm W X 98cm L + 8.5cm fringe