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Star and Cross Pattern from a Tomb Cover(?)

800s-900s
Overall: 8.5 x 24.1 cm (3 3/8 x 9 1/2 in.); Mounted: 15.2 x 30.5 cm (6 x 12 in.)
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This fragment is one of several that may have come from a tomb in the Caucasus (the region between the Black and Caspian seas). The design displays rows of eight-pointed stars, here with a rooster on a blue ground, alternating with striped pointed crosses.
Star and Cross Pattern from a Tomb Cover(?)

Star and Cross Pattern from a Tomb Cover(?)

800s-900s

Byzantium, Islamic or Byzantine periods, 9th -10th Century

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