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Fragment with paired falcons in roundels

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The ground is of dark brown silk. The design of an eagle's head and curved bands of decorative Arabic inscription and flowers, is woven with white silk. A similar piece is owned by the Kunstgewerbe Museum of Berlin. 04.99 and is described by Julius Lessing as a silk stuff from Tabriz in Northern...

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Inscription

Arabic good wishes: see label copy

Provenance

Purchased by the donor for 800 francs. Nov. 3, 1904.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Iran (probably Tabriz), Seljuk Dynasty, 11th–12th century

Object Place

said to have been excavated near Tabriz, Iran

Dimensions

H x W: 20 x 14 cm (7 7/8 x 5 1/2 in. )

Accession Number

04.1621

Medium or Technique

Silk double cloth

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles