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1902

  • We acquired this object.

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2022

Fragment (Egypt), 4th–5th century

This is a Fragment. It is dated 4th–5th century and we acquired it in 1902. Its medium is warp; s-spun linen. wefts; s-spun linen. s-spun wools and its technique is slit tapestry woven with supplementarty weft wrapping. It is a part of the Textiles department.

A chance dinner between Abram Hewitt and financier J. P. Morgan resulted in the purchase of rare examples of textiles. Morgan inquired what Sarah and Eleanor were interested in, and Abram informed him they were trying to purchase the Miquel y Badía collection of textiles. Shortly after, Morgan wrote that he had purchased the Badía collection, in addition to two others. The impressive gift included more than 1,000 rare Italian Renaissance velvets and Coptic, Mamluk, early Islamic, and Hispano-Moresque silks, all spanning the 13th to 18th centuries.

This object was donated by John Pierpont Morgan. It is credited Gift of John Pierpont Morgan.

Its dimensions are

H x W: 29.2 x 28 cm (11 1/2 x 11 in. )

Cite this object as

Fragment (Egypt), 4th–5th century; Previously owned by Stanislas Baron ; warp; s-spun linen. wefts; s-spun linen. s-spun wools; H x W: 29.2 x 28 cm (11 1/2 x 11 in. ); Gift of John Pierpont Morgan; 1902-1-34

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