Mar 29, 2006

Fragment with Mounted Hunter Spearing Animals

Fragment with Mounted Hunter Spearing Animals

before 1982

Silk: lampas weave

Overall: 39 x 22 cm (15 3/8 x 8 11/16 in.)

Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund 1982.22



The design originally consisted of a Tree of Life flanked by paired ibexes being pursued by a royal hunter. The latter, mounted on a fantastic creature, wears a Sasanian crown and holds a long spear. The fragment preserves most of the design to the right of the central tree, but only half of an ibex to the left of the tree.

See also
T - Islamic
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