Fragment with Inscription

before 1968
Overall: 54 x 53 cm (21 1/4 x 20 7/8 in.)
Location: not on view
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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.
Fragment with Inscription

Fragment with Inscription

before 1968

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

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