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Lampas weave, silk
Overall: 50.5 x 49.2 cm (19 7/8 x 19 3/8 in.)
Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund 1982.43.b
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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