Валентина (uchitelj) wrote in ornament_i_stil,

Bed head

Оригинал взят у kardiologn в Bed head

France. 1550-1570
Silk satin, with applied silks cut to shape and embroidered details.
A bed-head or tester filled the space between the head-board of a bed and the roof. This specimen is thought to be the only known example of a complete and unaltered tester for a 16th century bed. It has a pattern in yellow satin, cut to shape and applied to the blue satin ground. The design consists of scaffolding of bandwork forming varied shaped compartments, with grimacing masks and human and half-human figures holding music sheets, musical instruments, leafy branches or baskets, or grappling with strange beasts and birds. The detail is embroidered in silk thread. The workmanship is of the highest professional quality and suggests a princely commission.

© Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Tags: -V&А, XVI в., Франция, ленточный орнамент, маньеризм, орнамент
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