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Textile fragment

Cream-colored silk ground (mulham) embroidered with silk in split stitch and couched with gold-metallic thread (membrane wrapped on cream silk core); design of conventionalized lion (metal wound on silk), part of 31.444-445.

Credit Line

Helen and Alice Colburn Fund

Mesopotamian, 10th–11th century

Object Place

attributed to Baghdad, Mesopotamia

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk; plain weave embroidered with silk and metallic thread


Textiles and Fashion Arts