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Polychrome silks on ground of flat gold wire, compound cloth weave; brocade with tan, brown and pale gray silks and gold and silver yarns. Pattern arranged in repeating horizontal rows showing leopards attacking does alternating with single parrots in flowering trees, or running gazelles pursued...

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Provenance

John Wheelock Eliot Fund et al., May 10, 1951.

Credit Line

John Wheelock Eliot Fund et al

Persian, probably Afsharid or Zand Dynasties, 18th century

Object Place

Iran

Dimensions

Height x width: 32 11/16 x 12 3/16 in. (83 x 31 cm)

Accession Number

51.731

Medium or Technique

Silk, metal-wrapped silk, and gilt-silver strips; plain weave with complementary wefts and inner warps (taqueté), brocaded

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles