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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 is a tapestry fragment from Spain. It is dated 13th 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, gilded parchment wound around silk core technique: plain weave with discontinuous wefts (slit tapestry), with eccentric wefts label: silk and metallic slit tapestry

Its dimensions are

H x W: 34.9 x 17.8 cm (13 3/4 x 7 in.)

This object was donated by John Pierpont Morgan

This object has been included in the following exhibitions:

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