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Silk fabric with pointed oval blossoms between tendrils and animals, Lampas binding - detail

Unknown14th century

Kunstgewerbemuseum, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin

Kunstgewerbemuseum, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin

On the former reddish ground in green, animals are mostly in gold, in offset rows are two different pointed oval blossoms, crowned with a fleur de lys or a cruciform flower. Among them pairs of facing griffons, lions and oxen in vine leaf tendrils.

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  • Title: Silk fabric with pointed oval blossoms between tendrils and animals, Lampas binding - detail
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date: 14th century
  • Rights: Photo © Kunstgewerbemuseum, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin - Preußischer Kulturbesitz / Heidi Blöcher │ Text © Staatliche Museen zu Berlin - Preußischer Kulturbesitz / Heidi Blöcher
  • Place of origin: Italy
  • Physical Dimensions: w41 x h72 cm
  • ISIL no.: DE-MUS-018417
  • Provenance: Kunstgewerbemuseum, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin - Preußischer Kulturbesitz, Exchanged 1903 with the Kunstgewerbemuseum Graz (Museum of Applied Arts)
  • Type: Fabric
  • External Link: http://www.smb.museum/museen-und-einrichtungen/kunstgewerbemuseum/home.html
  • Medium: Silk, gilded or silver-plated membrane

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