Jan 31, 2007

Fragment with Inscription

Fragment with Inscription

before 1968

Silk: compound tabby

Overall: 54 x 53 cm (21 1/4 x 20 7/8 in.)

Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund 1968.235



This textile preserves most of 5 rows of aligned roundels; the top row and bottom two rows are very fragmentary. Each roundel contains a tree of life flanked by confronting peacocks with an inscription on its wings. Below the peacocks are recumbent, addorsed, and regardant quadrupeds also flanking the tree. Interspaces are filled with four-directional medallions of stylized plant forms.

See also
T - Islamic
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