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Textile fragment

Mesopotamian
10th–11th century


Object Place: attributed to Baghdad, Mesopotamia

Dimensions

10.5 x 10.5 cm (4 1/8 x 4 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

31.443

Medium or Technique

Silk; plain weave embroidered with silk and metallic thread

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Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts, The Ancient World

Classifications

Textiles

Cream-colored silk ground (mulham) embroidered with silk in split stitch and couched with gold-metallic thread (membrane wrapped on cream silk core); design of conventionalized lion (metal wound on silk), part of 31.444-445.

Credit Line

Helen and Alice Colburn Fund