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Textile Gallery

The Textile Gallery features changing exhibitions of Andean and Byzantine textiles.

Dumbarton Oaks Textile Gallery

The Textile Gallery features changing exhibitions of Andean and Byzantine textiles. Garments, hangings, and other light-sensitive objects illustrate weaving styles, iconographic elements, and the use and function of cloth in early societies. The Gallery's floor bears a Byzantine mosaic with scenes in which hunters actively engage with a boar and tigress on a field strewn with florets.

Objects currently on display in the Textile Gallery are part of Dumbarton Oaks' permanent collection.

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