Textile fragment - ROM2014_13928_4


Textile fragment

Medium:Wool and cotton tapestry
Geography: Egypt or Iraq
Date: 7th-9th Century
Period: Early Islamic
13.5 x 14 cm; Mounted dimensions: L=16.7 x W=17.8 cm
Object number: 970.364.10
Not on view

Panels with highly stylized ibex and addorsed (back-to-back) birds recall Sasanian drawloom-woven silks. The ibex wears a jewelled neckband with floating ribbons, symbolic of royal ownership. The use of cotton instead of linen is more characteristic of West Asia than Egypt at this early date.

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