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Medallion (Egypt)

This is a Medallion. It is dated 5th–7th century and we acquired it in 1902. Its medium is warp: paired s-spun linen; wefts: s-spun linen, s-spun wools; linen backing and its technique is plain weave with discontinuous weft (slit tapestry) with supplementary weft wrapping. It is a part of the Textiles department.

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

  • Tapestry Fragment (Spain)
  • silk, metallic (gilded parchment wound around silk core).
  • Gift of John Pierpont Morgan.
  • 1902-1-82

Its dimensions are

H x W: 10.9 x 10.8 cm (4 5/16 x 4 1/4 in. ) Warp: 10.9 cm (4 5/16 inches) Weft: 10.8 cm (4 1/4 inches)

Cite this object as

Medallion (Egypt); Previously owned by Stanislas Baron ; warp: paired s-spun linen; wefts: s-spun linen, s-spun wools; linen backing; H x W: 10.9 x 10.8 cm (4 5/16 x 4 1/4 in. ) Warp: 10.9 cm (4 5/16 inches) Weft: 10.8 cm (4 1/4 inches); Gift of John Pierpont Morgan; 1902-1-80

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