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8th–9th century
Attributed to probably Iran
Silk; samite
Textile: H. 8 1/4 in. (21 cm) W. 10 1/4 in. (26 cm) Mount: H. 11 7/8 (30.2 cm) W. 13 7/8 in. (35.2 cm) D. 1 1/4 in. (3.2 cm)
Credit Line:
Fletcher Fund, 1946
Accession Number:
Not on view
This silk textile fragment displays a repeating design executed in green, yellow, and tan against a dark blue ground. The design consists of joined rows of four-pointed stars, in between which are roundels bearing stylized floral and bird forms in alternating rows.
Count Grigory Sergeievich Stroganoff, Rome; [ Giorgio Sangiorgi, Rome, by 1911–46; to Loewi]; [ Adolph Loewi, Los Angeles, 1946; sold to MMA]
Gosudarstvennyi, Ermitazh, Anna A. Ierusalimskaja, and Birgitt Borkopp. Von China nach Byzanz : Fruhmittelalterliche Seiden aus der Staatlilchen Ermitage Sankt Petersburg. Munich, Germany, 1996. p. 74, ill. fig. 85, This fragment found in the Hermitage Museum is from the same textile as our fragment 46.156.6.

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