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Textile fragment

Textile fragment

  • Place of origin:

    Byzantine (Possibly, made)
    Persia (Possibly, made)
    Iran (made)

  • Date:

    ca. AD900-1300 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown
    Unknown (designed and made by)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    woven silk

  • Museum number:

    1241-1864

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

A piece of woven silk / lampas in compound weave. Byzantine or Persian, ca. AD900-1300. The background is olive green with a design in blue and red. Roundels (approx 75mm wide) are across the fabric. Each encircle two beasts (lions?). The lions are back to back but with heads turned towards each other. Their claws are in red. There are some holes in the piece. The top edge has two lines of stitching holes across it.

Physical description

A piece of woven silk / lampas in compound weave. The background is olive green with a design in blue and red. Roundels (approx 75mm wide) are across the fabric. Each encircle two beasts (lions?). The lions are back to back but with heads turned towards each other. Their claws are in red. There are some holes in the piece. The top edge has two lines of stitching holes across it.

Place of Origin

Byzantine (Possibly, made)
Persia (Possibly, made)
Iran (made)

Date

ca. AD900-1300 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown
Unknown (designed and made by)

Materials and Techniques

woven silk

Dimensions

Height: 195 mm, Width: 340 mm

Descriptive line

A compound twill lampas of beasts in roundels. Probably Byzantine or Persian, ca. AD900-1300.

Materials

Silk

Techniques

Weaving

Categories

Textiles; Archaeology

Collection

Middle East Section

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