Italian 18th century vestment fragment featuring a wreath of laurel leaves and berries that represent triumph. The laurel leaves and berries are stitched with two tones of silver metal thread and padded giving it a raised effect. Inside the wreath are the initials “IHS” these are the most common Christogram and are derived from the first three letters of the Greek name Jesus. Trailing vines, padded leaves and flowers surround the wreath. Finished off with handmade torchon lace and silver metallic tassels with a basket weave design on antique red/wine silk velvet.
Condition: Aged patina throughout to be expected from a pillow a few hundred years old.
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