“sciamito”, a medieval fabric of particular structure suitable for lavish embroidery. Produced originally in the geographic area of the Middle East (Syria, Iran, Byzantium) has spread later in the Mediterranean areas subject to Islam. This particular item, embroidered with a technique "opus ciprense" (I would translate it as "in the Cyprus way") was probably made a Palermo.
13AD Silk Damask with Medallions
A medieval scroll showing a soul being carried to heaven by angels, Egerton…
Angel, Fra Angelico
Book of Hours, MS M.227 fol. 13r - Images from Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts - The Morgan Library & Museum
Gualenghi-d'Este Hours Saint Bernardino of Siena Taddeo Crivelli Italian, Ferrara, about 1469 Tempera colors, gold paint, gold leaf, and ink on parchment 4 1/4 x 3 1/8 in. MS. LUDWIG IX 13, FOL. 195V
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