Textile with Processions of Rams

Iran, Afghanistan or China (Xinjiang Autonomous Region)

Not on view

second rotation: November 9, 2012–February 10, 2013

This remarkably well-preserved textile showing rams could have been produced in a Sasanian center in Iran or even Iraq. Sasanian imperial works of this quality were valued along the Silk Road and made their way as far as eastern Central Asia and China. Like the gold objects in this exhibition, such textiles were luxury goods that denoted status in the nomadic cultures of Central Asia.

Textile with Processions of Rams, Silk samite, Iran, Afghanistan or China (Xinjiang Autonomous Region)

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