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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
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Jane Adlin

Kathleen Bickford

Barbara Boehm

Barbara Drake Boehm is the Paul and Jill Ruddock Senior Curator for The Met Cloisters in the Department of Medieval Art and The Cloisters.

Thomas Campbell

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

Joyce Denney

Helen Evans

Helen C. Evans is the Mary and Michael Jaharis Curator for Byzantine Art in the Department of Medieval Art and The Cloisters.

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 is the Marica F. Vilcek Curator of American Decorative Arts and Supervising Curator of the Antonio Ratti Textile Center.

Stuart Pyhrr

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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