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Textile fragment

Period:
Sasanian
Date:
ca. 6th century A.D.
Geography:
Iran, Shahr-i Qumis (ancient Hecatompylos)
Culture:
Sasanian
Medium:
Wool, cotton
Dimensions:
9.25 x 16.14 in. (23.5 x 41 cm)
Classification:
Textiles-Woven
Credit Line:
Purchase, H. Dunscombe Colt Gift, 1969
Accession Number:
69.24.35
Not on view
1967, excavated by David Stronach and John Hansman, representing the British Institute of Persian Studies and the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago; acquired by the Museum in 1969, as a result of its financial contribution to the excavations.

“The Royal Hunter: Art of the Sasanian Empire,” Asia House Gallery, New York, The Dallas Museum of Fine Arts, The Cleveland Museum of Art, 1978.

“The Secret Life of Textiles: Plant Fibers.” The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, February 29, 2016–July 24, 2016.

Crawford, Vaughn E. 1969. "Reports of the Departments: Ancient Near Eastern Art." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin 28 (2), p. 58.

Hansman, John and David Stronach. 1970. "A Sasanian Repository at Shahr-i Qumis." Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society 2, p. 148, fig. 7/4.

Vogelsang-Eastwood, Gillian. 1988. "Zilu Carpets from Iran." Studia Iranica 17, pp. 229-231, pl. VII, VIII.

Harper, Prudence O. 1996. “Textiles in The Metropolitan Museum of Art,” The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin 53 (Winter, 1995-1996), p. 20-21.

Phipps, Elena. 2010. "Cochineal Red: The Art History of a Color." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin 67, p. 8, fig. 6.

Rakic, Yelena ed. 2010. Discovering the Art of the Ancient Near East: Archaeological Excavations Supported by The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1931–2010. The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin 68 (1), Summer 2010, p. 32.
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