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Fantastic birds flying up and down into large blossoms.

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, metal wrapped linen technique: two fabric structures incompletely integrated

Its dimensions are

H x W (A): 57.3 x 31.8 cm (22 9/16 x 12 1/2 in.) Warp x Weft (B): 29.5 x 33 cm (11 5/8 in. x 13 in.) Warp x Weft (C): 23.2 x 18.1 cm (9 1/8 x 7 1/8 in.) Warp x Weft (D): 15.9 x 12.1 cm (6 1/4 x 4 3/4 in.)

This object was donated by John Pierpont Morgan

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