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"Textiles in The Metropolitan Museum of Art": The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, v. 53, no. 3 (Winter, 1995-1996)

"Textiles in The Metropolitan Museum of Art"

Various authors
80 pages
11 x 11 in
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Jane Adlin

Kathleen Bickford

Headshot of Barbara Drake Boehm

Barbara Boehm

Barbara Drake Boehm is co-curator of the exhibitions Jerusalem 1000–1400: Every People Under Heaven (2016), The Game of Kings (2011–12), Prague: The Crown of Bohemia (2005), and Enamels of Limoges (1996), and curator of Medieval Jewish Art in Context (2011–12). She recently contributed to the exhibitions L'Art du Jeu (2012–13) (Musée de Cluny, Paris) and Treasures of Heaven (2010–11) (Cleveland, Baltimore, London). A graduate of Wellesley College, Dr. Boehm directs the Curatorial Studies program administered with the Institute of Fine Arts, from which she received her PhD.

Selected publications

Thomas Campbell

Thomas P. Campbell was formerly the director and CEO of The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Joyce Denney

Headshot of Helen C. Evans

Helen C. Evans

Dr. Helen C. Evans retired as the Mary and Michael Jaharis Curator of Byzantine Art in 2021. At The Met, she installed the Mary and Michael Galleries of Byzantine Art, the first galleries of Byzantine art in a major encyclopedic museum. Her major groundbreaking exhibitions include The Glory of Byzantium (843–1261) in 1997, Byzantium: Faith and Power (1261–1557) in 2004, Byzantium and Islam: Age of Transition (7th–9th Century) in 2012, and Armenia! in 2018. Byzantium: Faith and Power received the Alfred H. Barr, Jr. Award from the College Art Association for the best exhibition catalogue. Byzantium and Islam: Age of Transition (7th–9th Century) won the World Book Award as the best new book in Islamic Studies from The Ministry of Culture and Religious Guidance, The Islamic Republic of Iran. She is a former head of The Met’s Forum of Curators, Conservators and Research Scientists, a fellow of the Medieval Academy of America, and the recipient of numerous awards from the Republic of Armenia and the Armenian church.

Dr. Evans is chair of the Board of the Mary and Michael Jaharis Center for Byzantine Art and Culture (MJCBAC), a director of the American Associates of the St. Catherine Foundation, and a member of the Academic Board of Images: A Journal of Jewish Art and Culture. She is immediate past-president of the International Center of Medieval Art (ICMA) and past president of the Association of Art Museum Curators (AAMC) and AAMC Foundation. She has chaired the Editorial Board of the CAA’s Art Bulletin, received many grants, taught widely, and advised museums in the U.S. and abroad. In 2020, the Armenian General Benevolent Union (A.G.B.U.) established the Helen C. Evans Scholarship for students studying Armenian art, art history, and the early church.

Barbara Ford

Michael Gunn

Prudence Harper

Marsha Hill

Marsha Hill is a curator in the Department of Egyptian Art.

Julie Jones

Heidi King

Amelia Peck

Amelia Peck graduated from Brown University, and received an MS in historic preservation from Columbia University. Her areas of expertise include American textiles and period rooms. In her more than 30 years at the Museum, she has curated numerous exhibitions and installations, and has been the author or general editor of many publications, including Interwoven Globe: The Worldwide Textile Trade, 1500–1800 (2013).

Selected publications

Stuart Pyhrr

Stuart W. Pyhrr began his career at The Met in 1971 while pursuing his graduate studies at New York University’s Institute of Fine Arts. He became assistant curator in 1977, associate curator in 1982, and curator and department head in 1988. From 1988 to 1991, he supervised the redesign of the department’s galleries. Stuart has organized numerous special exhibitions and is the author of nearly one hundred scholarly articles. Approximately four hundred notable examples of the armorer’s art were added to The Met collection during his tenure as department head from 1988 to 2013.

Catharine Roehrig

Catharine H. Roehrig is Curator Emerita in the Department of Egyptian Art.

Daniel Walker

James Watt

Linda Wolk-Simon

Alice Zrebiec

Textile fragment, Wool, Sasanian
ca. 6th century CE
Textile fragment, Wool, cotton, Sasanian
ca. 6th century CE
Textile fragment: walking ram with a neckband and fluttering ribbons, Wool, cotton, Sasanian
ca. 7th century CE
Length of Very Sheer Linen Cloth, Linen
ca. 1492–1473 B.C.
Coptic Textile Fragment with Image of a Goddess, Linen, wool; plain weave, weft-loop pile
late 3rd–4th century
Carpet Fragment with Mosaic Floor Pattern, Wool (warp, weft and pile); symmetrically knotted pile
4th–5th century
Panel with the Triumph of Dionysos, Wool, linen; tapestry weave
4th–6th century
Fragment from a Coptic Hanging, Linen, wool; plain weave, tapestry-weave
5th century
Tunic with Dionysian Ornament, Linen, wool; plain weave, tapestry weave
probably 5th century
Woven Tapestry Fragment, Wool; tapestry weave
mid-8th century
Tiraz Textile Fragment, Cotton, ink, and gold; plain weave, resist-dyed (ikat), painted<br/>Inscription: black ink and gold leaf; painted
late 9th–early 10th century
Textile Fragment, Cotton, other fibers; plain weave, printed, and painted
10th–11th century
Five Medallion Carpet, Wool (warp, weft, and pile); asymmetrically knotted pile
ca. 1500
Velvet with Figural Imagery, Silk, metal wrapped thread; cut and voided velvet
mid-16th century
Fragmentary Loom Width with Ogival Pattern, Silk, metal wrapped thread; lampas (kemha)
ca. 1570–80
Fragments of a Carpet with Lattice and Blossom Pattern, Silk (warp and weft), pashmina wool (pile); asymmetrically knotted pile
ca. 1650
Sash (<Patka>) with a Floral Border, Cotton, silk; plain weave, embroidered
second half 17th century
Woven Silk with Paired Parrots in Roundels, Silk and gilt metal thread on silk, warp-faced plain-weave foundation, weft-faced plain-weave pattern, Sicilian (?)
Sicilian (?)
13th century
Chasuble (Opus Anglicanum), Silver and silver-gilt thread and colored silks in underside couching, split stitch, laid-and-couched work, and raised work, with pearls on velvet, British
ca. 1330–50
Silk with Griffins, Silk, silver-gilt metal on parchment over cotton, Central Asian, Sicilian, or North African
Central Asian, Sicilian, or North African
first half 13th century
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