Embroidery

Mesopotamian, found in Egypt
10th-11th century


Findspot: Egypt

Dimensions

11 x 9 cm (4 5/16 x 3 9/16 in.); Legacy dimension: (Height of lion .06) .09 x .11

Accession Number

31.445

Medium or Technique

Silk and cotton plain weave embroidered with silk and metallic thread

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Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Ground: cream colored mulham. Design: conventionalized lion, worked with couched gold threads (metal wound on cream silk), and light green, cream, light blue, and brown silk, in split stitch. Two pieces put together, very brittle, ground cracking. Part of 31.443-444. See note.

Credit Line

Helen and Alice Colburn Fund