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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.

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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.)

This object was donated by John Pierpont Morgan

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