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Textile fragment with hare in interlaced octagons

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Triple cloth in tan, brown and blue silks. In one corner a hare with head turned back and left front paw raised. Remainder of fragment has pattern of interlacings decorated with conventionalized stem and leaf pattern. Worn, faded, holes. The open-mouthed rabbit on this small fragment is only a...

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Inscription

An Arabic inscription beside each falconer read, "The exalted army chief, may God aid him."

Provenance

Charles Ratton, Paris; sold by Ratton to Adolph Loewi, Los Angeles; 1951, sold by Loewi to the MFA for $280. (Accession Date: February 8, 1951)

Credit Line

Seth K. Sweetser Fund

Persian, Seljuk Dynasty, 11th–12th century

Object Place

Iran

Dimensions

Width x length: 19.7 x 14.6 cm (7 3/4 x 5 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

51.252

Medium or Technique

Silk triple cloth

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles