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Fragment

Mesopotamian
10th–11th century


Object Place: Mesopotamia

Dimensions

11.1 x 25.4 cm (4 3/8 x 10 in.)

Accession Number

54.578

Medium or Technique

Ecru cloth, embroidery

Not On View

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts, The Ancient World

Classifications

Textiles

Ground ecru cloth (silk and linen?), embroidered with polychrome silks and gold metal thread; incomplete design of round arch enclosing rabbit, above bands of geometric ornament, over round arch a pointed arch enclosing pair of confronted birds flanking plant, bands of gold and blue interlace frame pointed arch and form portion of outline of star shape, three small roundels enclosing rabbit and two birds in points of star.

Provenance

Renato Bacchi, Milan; sold by Bacchi to Adolph Loewi, Los Angeles [see note 1]; 1954, sold by Loewi to the MFA for $480. (Accession Date: May 13, 1954)

NOTES:
[1] Bacchi kept one-half interest in the fragment.

Credit Line

Harriet Otis Cruft Fund