Nov 3, 2006

Fragment with Octagons and Four-Pointed Stars

Fragment with Octagons and Four-Pointed Stars

1521-1955 (radiocarbon date, 95% probability)

Silk: lampas weave

Overall: 26.5 x 100.5 cm (10 7/16 x 39 9/16 in.)

Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund 1982.281



The design consists of aligned large-scale octagons and four-pointed star-shaped interspaces filled with leafy scrolls. Each octagon encloses pairs of regardant gazelles and nonregardant rabbits in mirror image against a foliate background, patterned in white on a light pinkish-tan ground.

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T - Islamic
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