Jun 20, 2007

Fragments of a Caftan

Fragments of a Caftan

before 1982

Part of a set. See all set records

Silk: lampas weave

Average: 141.5 x 156.5 cm (55 11/16 x 61 5/8 in.)

Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund 1982.43



These fragments from a caftan feature large-scale flattened octagons with pearled borders that contain a royal hunting scene: a king mounted on a running horse draws his bow at a rampant lion. Two dogs with their tongues out also run toward the lion. The star-shaped interspaces are filled with four radiating palmettes.

See also
T - Islamic
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