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Fragment (Italy), 14th century

This is a Fragment. It is dated 14th century and we acquired it in 1902. Its medium is silk, metal wrapped linen and its technique is two fabric structures incompletely integrated. It is a part of the Textiles department.

This object was featured in our Object of the Day series in a post titled The Scent of Vinegar.

This object was donated by John Pierpont Morgan. It is credited Gift of John Pierpont Morgan.

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.)

Cite this object as

Fragment (Italy), 14th century. silk, metal wrapped linen. Gift of John Pierpont Morgan. 1902-1-284-a/d.

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