Apr 5, 2006

Fragment with Double-Headed "Simurgh"-Eagles

Fragment with Double-Headed "Simurgh"-Eagles

before 1953

Silk: lampas weave

Overall: 47.6 x 49.5 cm (18 3/4 x 19 1/2 in.)

Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund 1953.434

Location

Description

Rows of aligned double-headed simurgh (eagles), in tan on a white ground supporting little winged human figures are within a grid consisting of horizontal bands of inscription in floriated Kufic lettering and palmette trees.

See also
Collection: 
T - Islamic
Department: 
Textiles
Type of artwork: 
Textile

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