Fragment with Equestrian Falconer King

prior to 1971
Location: not on view
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In three rows, this fragment preserves nine complete aligned, tangent roundels, each containing a king on horseback with a falcon in his left hand and a leafy branch in his right. The border of each roundel is ornamented with a scrolling foliate vine. Interspaces contain oval medallions enclosing an eight-pointed star within which is a four-directional palmette. Joining the roundels at their cardinal points are cross-shaped geometric figures.

According to recent analysis of the museum’s Buyid and Abbasid textile materials, some have been identified as modern reproductions.
Fragment with Equestrian Falconer King

Fragment with Equestrian Falconer King

prior to 1971

Iran or Iraq, in the style of the Abbasid period (750–1258)

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