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Fragments

before 1968
Average: 49 x 33 cm (19 5/16 x 13 in.)
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Geometric medallions aligned on a diaper ground are enclosed in a grid of large and small lozenges. Medallions contain confronting peacocks flanking a Tree of Life. The double border has an inner frieze of running animals and an outer band of Kufic inscription. The larger diamonds contain four-directional palmette trees and two opposed pairs of rampant animals. The smaller diamonds have pairs of peacocks in each corner framing an octagon, which contains two opposed pairs of animals flanking a central lozenge. Floral vines and ornaments fill the interspaces of large and small diamonds.
Fragments

Fragments

before 1968

Iran or Iraq, in the style of the Seljuq period (1037–1194)

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