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

Location

Description

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
Collection: 
T - Islamic
Department: 
Textiles
Type of artwork: 
Textile

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