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What is this?

Fragment of woven silk with alternating horizontal bands of red and blue, with narrower guard stripes between. The red bands contain patterns of eight-pointed stars and flowers; the blue bands contain lines of kufic script, translated as "Glory to our master the Sultan." In red, blue, yellow, green, and white.

This is a fragment from Spain. It is dated 15th century and we acquired it in 1902. Gift of John Pierpont Morgan.

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Its medium is

medium: silk technique: two interconnected plain weave structures (lampas)

Its dimensions are

H x W: 67.9 × 48.3 cm (26 3/4 × 19 in.)

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This object was donated by John Pierpont Morgan

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