Double-faced tapestry

Persian or Near Eastern
probably 10th century A.D.


Object Place: Persia

Dimensions

64 x 36.5 cm (25 3/16 x 14 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

53.491

Medium or Technique

Silk

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts, The Ancient World

Classifications

Textiles

Two fragments depict two lions with orange and yellow mane (or collar) and 4 spots on back near tail. Lions face in opposite directions. Arabic script over each lion. Background of yellow interlacing plant motifs on blue. Silk double-faced tapestry.

Provenance

1953, Ayoub Rabenou, New York; 1953, sold by Rabenou to Adolph Loewi, Los Angeles; 1953, sold by Loewi to the MFA for $5500. (Accession Date: April 9, 1953)

Credit Line

Charles Potter Kling Fund