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Collection of the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum

Fragment, 14th century

type: Fragment

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Horizontal rows of medallions edged with small incurving scallops, each containing an ornamental fountain with confronted phoenixes with spread wings and necks bent to drink on either side; small mask at top, bottom, and sides of each medallion. On a close-set ground of floral arabesques in rich gold on a deep electric blue ground. Yellow selvedge on each side; pattern reversible.

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Donor
John Pierpont Morgan

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Textiles

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