Jun 20, 2007
Jun 20, 2007

Fragment with Equestrian Falconer King

Fragment with Equestrian Falconer King

prior to 1971

Silk: lampas weave

Overall: 103.2 x 86.4 cm (40 5/8 x 34 in.)

Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund 1971.23



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.

See also
T - Islamic
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