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Double-faced tapestry

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Two fragments depict two lions with orange and yellow mane (or collar) and 4 spots on back near tail. Lions face in opposite directions. Arabic script over each lion. Background of yellow interlacing plant motifs on blue. Silk double-faced tapestry.

Provenance

1953, Ayoub Rabenou, New York; 1953, sold by Rabenou to Adolph Loewi, Los Angeles; 1953, sold by Loewi to the MFA for $5500. (Accession Date: April 9, 1953)

Credit Line

Charles Potter Kling Fund

Persian or Near Eastern, probably 10th century A.D.

Object Place

Persia

Dimensions

64 x 36.5 cm (25 3/16 x 14 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

53.491

Medium or Technique

Silk

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles