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What is this?

Fragment of tapestry cut to shape from its foundation. Tree arising with twisting branches arising from a container, with a pair of confronted birds in the branches and a pair of confronted animals feeding at the base.

This is a ornament from Egypt. It is dated 4th–5th 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: warp s-spun linen; wefts s-spun linen, s-spun wool, z-spun wool technique: plain weave with discontinuous wefts (tapestry); open slits

Its dimensions are

H x W: 22.2 x 16.8 cm (8 3/4 x 6 5/8 in.)

John Pierpont Morgan was the donor of this object.

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<ref name=CH>{{cite web |url=http://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18134033/ |title=Ornament, 4th–5th century |author=Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum |accessdate=18 April 2014 |publisher=Smithsonian Institution}}</ref>

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