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What is this?

Griffins in roundels, with vine leaves and bunches of grapes in a large diamond lattice on faded maroon ground.

This is a fragment from Italy. It is dated 14th century and we acquired it in 1902. Gift of John Pierpont Morgan. This object is currently resting in our storage facility ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

Its medium is

medium: silk, metallic technique: compound satin weave with weft brocading

Its dimensions are

H x W (A): 43.2 x 61.2 cm (17 in. x 24 1/8 in.) Warp x Weft (B): 49.5 x 31.1 cm (19 1/2 x 12 1/4 in.)

This object was donated by John Pierpont Morgan

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