Raoul Dufy (French, 1877-1953), Feuillages bleus et verts [Blue and green foliage]. Gouache on paper, 41 x 32 cm.
Coverlet Fragment, 1830s
Medium: wool, cotton Technique: plain weave with supplementary weft patterning (overshot). 1953-114-7.
Carved earthenware tile with turquoise-glazed calligraphy, Uzbekistan, 1380-1420.
"The ancient traditions of unglazed and turquoise-glazed ceramics are here used side by side. The tile is from an architectural frieze. The colour contrast makes the fragment of text legible, even though the first two letters (reading left to right) have been twisted into a symmetrical knot."