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Collection Online as of July 21, 2024

Fragment of a Band or Border

Fragment of a Band or Border

late 600s–800s
(661–750) or Abbasid period (750–1258)
Overall: 12.7 x 21.8 cm (5 x 8 9/16 in.)
Location: not on view

Did You Know?

The warp is undyed linen, and the weft is wool for the polychrome and linen for the white.

Description

This lively hunting scene features a central figure grappling with a lion. He is flanked by hunters on horseback brandishing swords. The swirling clothing of the hunters and the dynamic poses of the animals give a sense of movement to the band. The entire scene is bordered with a vibrant floral design. Hunting was a popular artistic theme in pre-Islamic traditions, including Sasanian and Assyrian art, and was then adopted into Islamic artistic vernacular.
  • Mrs. Paul [Marguerite] Mallon [d. 1977], Paris, France
    ?-1982
    (Goumaronart, Inc., New York, NY, sold to the Cleveland Museum of Art)
    1982-
    The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH
  • Strong, Meghan E. “Art of the Islamic World.” Cleveland Art: Cleveland Museum of Art Members Magazine 61, no. 3 (Summer 2021): 28-30. Reproduced and Mentioned: P. 29.
  • Art of the Islamic World (Islamic art rotation). The Cleveland Museum of Art (organizer) (May 21, 2021-May 31, 2022).
    Textiles from Egypt, Syria and Spain: 7th through 15th centuries. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (organizer) (November 26-June 6, 1991).
    The Year in Review for 1982. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (organizer) (January 5-February 6, 1983).
  • {{cite web|title=Fragment of a Band or Border|url=false|author=|year=late 600s–800s|access-date=21 July 2024|publisher=Cleveland Museum of Art}}

Source URL:

https://www.clevelandart.org/art/1982.110