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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

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Medium or Technique

Silk; embroidery


Textiles and Fashion Arts