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Silk samit with 1/2 twill ground; blue, red, green, and white wefts. The ground is dark blue, the design of an ogival framework made up of undulating stems bearing flowers and leaves, and joined by rosette-like flowers, enclosing conventional, symmetrical plant forms or disks, on which are...

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

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Persian or Mesopotamian, Sasanian Mughal, 6th–7th century A.D.


Antinoe (excavation site), Egypt

Place of Manufacture

Iran or Mesopotamia


19 x 31 cm (7 1/2 x 12 3/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Silk; twill weave with complementary wefts and inner warps (samite)


Textiles and Fashion Arts