Textile Fragment with paired birds

Spanish
12th century


Dimensions

11 x 16 cm (4 5/16 x 6 5/16 in.); Legacy dimension: .16 x .11

Accession Number

30.775

Medium or Technique

Silk and linen lampas brocaded with metallic thread

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Ground: light neutral silk (warp and weft). Design: pairs of birds in large and small medallions formed by interlacing horizontal and vertical ribbons woven with pinkish red silk weft tied by light neutral silk warp (4, 2, 2, 4). The birds heads in larger medallions woven (broché) with worn and tarnished metal thread. Worn and ragged.

Credit Line

Frederick Brown Fund