Sep 6, 2022

Fragment with Octagons and Four-Pointed Stars

Fragment with Octagons and Four-Pointed Stars

before 1949

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Lampas weave, silk

Overall: 9 x 10.5 cm (3 9/16 x 4 1/8 in.)

Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund 1949.165.b



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.

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T - Islamic
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