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Fragment

before 1968
Overall: 41.6 x 51.7 cm (16 3/8 x 20 3/8 in.)
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This textile preserves five rows of aligned, tangent roundels with four in each row. Each roundel contains a front-facing harpy with a checkered body and stylized plant forms surrounding it. Interspaces are filled with small roundels tangential to the design. Each small roundel encloses an eight-pointed star within which is a square ornamented with four centered pearls. Interstices are filled with stylized plant forms.
Fragment

Fragment

before 1968

Iran, in the style of the Buyid period (945–1055)

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