Apr 5, 2006

Fragment from a funeral garment or pall

Fragment from a funeral garment or pall

1649-1955 (radiocarbon date, 95% probability)

Silk: lampas weave

Overall: 21 x 23.5 cm (8 1/4 x 9 1/4 in.)

Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund 1968.227



An incomplete pearl-bordered roundel frames a diamond containing a pair of confronting peacocks that flank a Tree of Life and stand on a pair of confronting lions or dogs. Interspaces between diamond and border contain a pair of griffins (above) and a floral/vine motif (below). Winged bodies of confronting goats(?) stand on top of roundel and at right is an ornate palmette supported by a griffin. Tangential to the roundel at the upper right is a smaller pearl-framed medallion containing a circular Kufic inscription around a diaper-patterned center.

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T - Islamic
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