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Embroidery fragment

Ground: cream colored mulham. Design: conventionalized lions, worked with couched gold threads (metal ground on cream silk) and light green, cream, light blue, and brown silk, in split stitch. Two pieces put goether, very brittle, ground cracking. Part of 31.443-45. See note.

Credit Line

Helen and Alice Colburn Fund

Mesopotamian, 10th–11th century

Accession Number

31.444

Medium or Technique

Silk; embroidery

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles