Persian or Near Eastern
probably 10th century A.D.
Object Place: Persia
64 x 36.5 cm (25 3/16 x 14 3/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
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.
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)
Charles Potter Kling Fund