Fragment of a tapestry hanging - ROM2009_10692_13


Fragment of a tapestry hanging

Medium:Wool and linen tapestry
Geography: Egypt
Date: 8th-9th century
Period: Abbasid Dynasty
Mounted dimensions: L=31.9 x W=34.8 cm
Object number: 978.76.136
Credit Line: Abemayor Collection given in memory of Dr. Veronika Gervers, Associate Curator, Textile Department (1968-1979) by Albert and Federico Friedberg. Certified by the Canadian Cultural Property Export Review Board under the terms of the Cultural Property Export and Import Act. Attestée par la Commission canadienne d'examen des exportations de biens culturels en vertu de la Loi sur l'exportation et l'importation de biens culturels.
Not on view
DescriptionJudging by similar pieces in other collections, this is part of a hanging with roundels containing four animals flanking a stylized tree. It shows the influence of contemporary drawloom-woven silks with reverse repeats.
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