27 November, 2012

Språng Images on the Metropolitan Museum of Art Website

mantle, Peru http://www.metmuseum.org/Collections/search-the-collections/50007715
(dimensions are given as 54.5 x 74 3/8 inches or 138.5 x 189 cm in the publication, Ancient Peruvian Mantles 300 B.C. - A.D. 200.)

cap, Egypt http://www.metmuseum.org/Collections/search-the-collections/100005156

cap, Egypt http://www.metmuseum.org/Collections/search-the-collections/140000375

cap, Egypt, http://www.metmuseum.org/Collections/search-the-collections/140000743

fragment, England http://www.metmuseum.org/Collections/search-the-collections/120039903

Regarding the mantle, I've seen Peruvian textile motifs before but this is the first time I've seen them done in a pattern of språng with holes.

I rather like the English fragment.

I appreciate the quality of the images on the site: it's possible to get some clues about the språng construction, the way the pieces were used, and so on.

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