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Silk: lampas weave
Overall: 141.5 x 156.5 cm (55 11/16 x 61 5/8 in.)
Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund 1982.43.a
This fragment from a caftan features 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 towards the lion. The star-shaped interspaces are filled with four radiating palmettes.
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