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Collection of the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum

Textile, 12th–13th century

type: textile

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Large tangent guilloche roundels with pearl guard borders, joined by small, overlaid pearl roundels, each with central rosette, with elaborate four-lobed rosettes in the interstices. Each large roundel contains an elephant with decorative trappings and a symmetrical floral form above. In golden yellow, greenish yellow, white, dark brown and crimson, on crimson ground.

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Donor
John Pierpont Morgan

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Textiles

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