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Textile Fragment

Location

SPAIN, BARCELONA

Era

Almoravid period (1100-1147)

Title

Textile Fragment

Date

12th c.

Materials

Silk, gold

Dimensions

10 x 23.5 cm

Credits

Gift of Mrs. F. Cleveland Morgan, inv. 1951.Dt.38

Collection

Archeology and World Cultures

The Almoravid period is characterized by a great surge in textile production. This fragment depicts an arrangement of birds executed in various coloured threads between architectural motifs, such as pillars and archways. The textile fragment is from a silk and gold tapestry that originally formed the alb of Abbot Biure (d. 1351) from the monastery of Sant Cugat del Vallès in Barcelona.

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