1459-1669 (radiocarbon date, 95% probability)
Silk: lampas weave
Overall: 50.8 x 71.1 cm (20 x 28 in.)
Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund 1968.221
A Kufic inscription is in the rectangular frame between each rondel.
Against a diaper-patterned background are roundels each containing a Tree of Life flanked by a lion and dragon in combat, birds, and griffins. The rondels are framed with a frieze of running animals. Twelve-sided figures in the interspaces enclose diamonds with pairs of confronted birds and animals flanking another Tree of Life.
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