Sep 17, 2014
Mar 29, 2006
Sep 17, 2014

Fragment with confronted animal medallions and kufic bands

Fragment with confronted animal medallions and kufic bands

1480–1649 (radiocarbon date, 95% probability)

Silk: diasper, tabby weave

Overall: 39.6 x 45.4 cm (15 9/16 x 17 7/8 in.)

Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund 1950.84



The fragment preserves a wide central band flanked by narrower inscription bands. The narrower bands contain, on a dark blue background, a continuous inscription in elaborate Kufic, the ivory-colored lettering oriented at right angles to the warp. On the wider ivory panel there appear ovals enclosing a frieze of running animals within which are hexagons enclosing stars. The ovals alternate vertically with cartouches containing an inscription in simple Kufic, the design appearing in blue, pink, and ivory.

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T - Islamic
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