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The offering to Bacchus from a set of five grotesques
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1977.437.4
Beauvais, 1690–1711
Wool, silk
This tapestry belongs to a set called the Berain Grotesques, in reference to the pervasive stylistic influence of Jean Berain (1640-1711), who may even have provided preliminary sketches. The Classical architecture, flora, fauna and figures against the blank ground was in emulation of the Roman wall-paintings excavated in the subterranean chambers of Nero’s palace in Rome.

The offering to Bacchus from a set of five grotesques

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1977.437.4

Beauvais, 1690–1711

Wool, silk

This tapestry belongs to a set called the Berain Grotesques, in reference to the pervasive stylistic influence of Jean Berain (1640-1711), who may even have provided preliminary sketches. The Classical architecture, flora, fauna and figures against the blank ground was in emulation of the Roman wall-paintings excavated in the subterranean chambers of Nero’s palace in Rome.

Pair of Gloves
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 28.220.1, .2
United Kingdom, early 17. century
Leather, silk and metal thread

Pair of Gloves

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 28.220.1, .2

United Kingdom, early 17. century

Leather, silk and metal thread

Insert from a coptic garment
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Egypt, 7th to 8th century AD
Linen and Wool, tapestry weave, plain weave
Inserts like this, called orbiculi, were widely used as decorations for coptic tunics. The style is greatly influenced by sasanid silks and could therefore be placed in the transition period between byzantine and islamic culture.

Insert from a coptic garment

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Egypt, 7th to 8th century AD

Linen and Wool, tapestry weave, plain weave

Inserts like this, called orbiculi, were widely used as decorations for coptic tunics. The style is greatly influenced by sasanid silks and could therefore be placed in the transition period between byzantine and islamic culture.

Tapestry tablet surrounded by loop weave
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Egypt, 4th to 5th century AD
Wool and Linen, Tapestry weave, plain weave, loop weave
Regarding the looping and the size of the piece (ca 50x50 cm), it was probably a cushion.

Tapestry tablet surrounded by loop weave

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Egypt, 4th to 5th century AD

Wool and Linen, Tapestry weave, plain weave, loop weave

Regarding the looping and the size of the piece (ca 50x50 cm), it was probably a cushion.

Appliqué and emroidered hangings, 1630-40
French, silk on wool
Floral columns are worked in appliqué and gros point embroidery on a dark felt ground.

Appliqué and emroidered hangings, 1630-40

French, silk on wool

Floral columns are worked in appliqué and gros point embroidery on a dark felt ground.