Tapestry Fragment, 13th century Medium: silk, metallic (gilded parchment wound around silk core) Technique: plain weave with discontinuous wefts (slit tapestry), with eccentric wefts Label: silk and metallic slit tapestry. Gift of John Pierpont Morgan. 1902-1-82.
What is this?
Fragment of woven silk containing one full and most of a second roundel, surrounded by interlaced bands forming star and rosette motifs. In the upper roundel, two confronted figures toast each other with cups raised; in the lower roundel the figure on the right raises a cup and the other figure a long-necked bottle. In dark blue, green, orange-red, and white on a gold metallic ground.
This object has been included in the following exhibitions:
- Nancy and Edwin Marks Collection Gallery: Treasures from the Collection, Thursday, October 16, 2003 - Sunday, May 02, 2004