Dumbarton Oaks Microsite

“Ganymede” Silk

 
Accession numberBZ.1929.101, BZ.1930.1, BZ.1934.6
Attribution and Date
Iran or Syria/Palestine, 11th–12th c
Measurements

BZ.1929.100: H. 13.1 cm × W. 10.3 cm (5 3/16 × 4 1/16 in.)
BZ.1930.1: H. 14.4 cm × W. 10.4 cm (5 11/16 × 4 1/8 in.)
BZ.1934.6: H. 31.0 cm × W. 10.3 cm (12 3/16 × 4 1/16 in.)

Technique and Material

Compound weave with alternating weft-faced (1/5 satin) and warp-faced (cannelé) sections (proto-lampas)