Exhibition dates: 23 September 2015 – 5 September 2016
Iconographic analysis and scientific testing have revealed new information about the meaning and use of two textiles in the Metropolitan Museum’s collection. The first – woven in a loop pile meant to suggest a mosaic – has recently been recognised as a wall hanging for Christian liturgical use. The second – five recently acquired elements from a depiction of the Crossing of the Red Sea as described in the book of Exodus – can be understood as being from a wall hanging for Christian or possibly Jewish use.
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