This fragment preserves a roundel containing a king on horseback. He has a falcon in his left hand and a leafy branch in his right. The roundel’s border is ornamented with a scrolling foliate vine. Interspaces contain partial oval medallions enclosing an eight-pointed star within which is a four-directional palmette. Joining the roundels at their cardinal points are x-shaped geometric figures.
Fragment with Equestrian Falconer King
Iran or Iraq, in the style of the Abbasid period (750–1258)
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