Dumbarton Oaks Microsite

Fragment

 
Accession numberBZ.1953.2.47
Attribution and Date
Egypt, uncertain date
Measurements

H. (weft) 6.0 cm × W. (warp) 10.2 cm (2 3/8 × 4 in.)

Technique and Material

Plain weave in polychrome wool and undyed linen

Acquisition history

Crocker Collection, San Francisco, Mrs. William Henry Crocker (Ethel Willard Sperry Crocker, 1861–1934); Loaned to the San Francisco Museum of Art until 1953; Gift of Mrs. Andre de Limur (Ethel Mary Crocker de Limur, 1891–1964), Washington, DC, in 1953; Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, Washington, DC.

This rectangular fragment is rendered in plain weave in dark purple, with bands of yellow-beige in tapestry weave along one side. The textile also preserves the remains of a reinforced selvage at bottom. The precise identification of this fragment is difficult in absence of further decorative or technical details. Deborah Thompson commented on the unusual technique apparent in the textile, describing the surface texture as crepe-like.D. Thompson, “Catalogue of Textiles in the Dumbarton Oaks Collection” (unpublished catalogue, Washington, DC, 1976), no. 129.

—Elizabeth Dospěl Williams, May 2019

 

Notes

Accession numberBZ.1953.2.47
Attribution and Date
Egypt, uncertain date
Measurements

H. (weft) 6.0 cm × W. (warp) 10.2 cm (2 3/8 × 4 in.)

Technique and Material

Plain weave in polychrome wool and undyed linen

Acquisition history

Crocker Collection, San Francisco, Mrs. William Henry Crocker (Ethel Willard Sperry Crocker, 1861–1934); Loaned to the San Francisco Museum of Art until 1953; Gift of Mrs. Andre de Limur (Ethel Mary Crocker de Limur, 1891–1964), Washington, DC, in 1953; Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, Washington, DC.

D. Thompson, “Catalogue of Textiles in the Dumbarton Oaks Collection” (unpublished catalogue, Washington, DC, 1976), no. 129.

Accession numberBZ.1953.2.47
Attribution and Date
Egypt, uncertain date
Measurements

H. (weft) 6.0 cm × W. (warp) 10.2 cm (2 3/8 × 4 in.)

Technique and Material

Plain weave in polychrome wool and undyed linen

Acquisition history

Crocker Collection, San Francisco, Mrs. William Henry Crocker (Ethel Willard Sperry Crocker, 1861–1934); Loaned to the San Francisco Museum of Art until 1953; Gift of Mrs. Andre de Limur (Ethel Mary Crocker de Limur, 1891–1964), Washington, DC, in 1953; Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, Washington, DC.