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Roundel of purple and white weft silk twill. Design of confronted Amazons on horseback hunting leopards with bows and arrows. Roundel composition reflects Sasanian influence. Other fragments of this silk in Dumbarton Oaks, Textile Museum, Victoria and Albert; similar piece in Berlin.

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection

Sassanian,

Object Place

Mediterranean (Eastern)

Dimensions

19.5 x 20.5 cm (7 11/16 x 8 1/16 in.); Legacy dimension: 10 x 12 in.

Accession Number

51.570

Medium or Technique

Silk

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles