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Fragment with curving vine and palmette leaves

1400s
Overall: 29.9 x 20 cm (11 3/4 x 7 7/8 in.); Mounted: 39.1 x 28.9 cm (15 3/8 x 11 3/8 in.)
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The sophisticated combination of elements in this colorful fragment include large split palmette leaves in ivory silk framing yellow interlacing knots in a leafy surround. Prominent floral buds are arranged with dynamic effect in staggered rows. Foral motifs became increasingly prominent on textiles during the 1400s, supplanting geometric patterns.
Fragment with curving vine and palmette leaves

Fragment with curving vine and palmette leaves

1400s

Spain, Granada

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