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Fragment with Octagons and Four-Pointed Stars

before 1949
Overall: 25.5 x 20.5 cm (10 1/16 x 8 1/16 in.)
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The design consists of aligned large-scale octagons and four-pointed star-shaped interspaces filled with leafy scrolls. Each octagon encloses pairs of regardant gazelles and non-regardant rabbits in mirror image against a foliate background, patterned in white on a light pinkish-tan ground. Framing the octagon is a Kufic inscription repeated in orthograde and retrograde around the central design.
Fragment with Octagons and Four-Pointed Stars

Fragment with Octagons and Four-Pointed Stars

before 1949

Iran or Iraq, in the style of the Seljuq period (1037–1194)

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