Nov 3, 2006

Fragment of Tomb Cover

Fragment of Tomb Cover

before 1955

Silk: double-face compound twill

Overall: 78.1 x 66 cm (30 3/4 x 26 in.)

Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund 1955.52



In ivory on a dark brown ground a large-scale roundel is framed by a frieze of running animals containing a pair of confronted ibex on either side of a tree of life. Above is preserved the bottom portion of an identical roundel, and to either side of the main roundel is a fragment from the upper part of a repeated roundel, interrupted by the inclusion of a vertical inscription band in Kufic lettering.

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T - Islamic
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