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Silk Weft Twill

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Fragment (believed to come from the tomb of a daughter of Pepin the Short in the Church of St. Ursula, Cologne). Weft twill. Warp: light neutral colored silk. Weft: reddish purple and light neutral colored silk. Design: all-over pattern with gryphon on the back of a bull framed in circles, woven...

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Provenance

Fragment (believed to come from the tomb of a daughter of Pepin the Short in the Church of St. Ursula, Cologne).

Credit Line

1931 Purchase Fund

Byzantium, second half of 8th century

Dimensions

20 x 34 cm (7 7/8 x 13 3/8 in.); Legacy dimension: .34 x .20

Accession Number

33.648

Medium or Technique

Silk

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles