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Fragment with mythological animals in roundels

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Provenance

1937, Melanie (Mrs. Paul) Mallon, New York; 1937, sold by Mrs. Mallon to the MFA for $10,017.73. (Accession Date: January 14, 1937)

Credit Line

Archibald Cary Coolidge Fund

Mesopotamian (possibly Baghdad), 10th–11th century

Object Place

possibly Baghdad

Dimensions

Overall: 68.5 x 50.5 cm (26 15/16 x 19 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

37.103

Medium or Technique

Silk and cotton plain weave [mulham], embroidered with silk and metal-wrapped thread

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles