Fragment

Persian or Mesopotamian
Seljuk period
late 12th-early 13th century


Object Place: Iraq (possibly); Object Place: Iran (possibly)

Dimensions

17 x 33 cm (6 11/16 x 13 in.)

Accession Number

40.45

Medium or Technique

Silk plain weave with supplementary wefts

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts, The Ancient World

Classifications

Textiles

Ground: pale neutral brown silk warp, almost entirely covering light neutral yellowish green silk weft. Irregular vertical ribs formed by spacing of warp threads. Between four, or more warp threads a space permits the weft to show forming a vertical depression. Design: formed by neutral yellowish weft tied by every 5th-11th warp. Ogival compartments framed by simulated scripts enclosing confronted peacocks. Lions conventionalized. In the spaces between, apparently winged, back to back but with heads turned. Irregular, brittle, pieced with brown stain in upper right and dark-stained below.

Credit Line

Helen and Alice Colburn Fund