Silk: lampas weave
Overall: 71.1 x 95 cm (28 x 37 3/8 in.)
Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund 1961.34
The fragment preserves a tree of life flanked by a pair of large confronted simurghs, resembling peacocks, that grasp ibexes in their talons. A pair of small goats stand confronted and regardant at the base of the tree. Behind each ibex is a small palmette tree. The fragment constitutes the center third of a complete loom piece. The pattern is dark purplish brown on a golden brown ground.
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