Dec 8, 2009
Dec 8, 2009
Nov 9, 2012
Nov 9, 2012

Fragment with curving vine and palmette leaves

Fragment with curving vine and palmette leaves


Silk: lampas weave

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.)

Dudley P. Allen Fund 1918.183



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.

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T - Islamic
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Dudley P. Allen Fund

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