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Textile fragment of a shroud

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Purplish-brown warps and purplish-brown and black wefts , reversible. Tri-lobed compartments, alternating brown and black, intersecting to form fan-like motifs. On brown grounds, a pair of affronted griffins flanking a tree, framed by a narrow band bearing kufic inscription; kufic inscriptions...

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Credit Line

William Francis Warden Fund

Persian, probably 20th century

Object Place

Persia

Dimensions

Overall: 70cm (27 9/16in.) Other (Maximum width): 35.5cm (14in.)

Accession Number

50.3428

Medium or Technique

Silk plain weave with supplementary patterning wefts

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles