Fragment of trim from a coat

Persian (?)
Sasanian ?
5th-6th century A.D.

Place of Manufacture: Iran or Mesopotamia; Findspot: Antinoe (excavation site), Egypt


Height x width: 18.5 x 31 cm (7 5/16 x 12 3/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk; twill weave with complementary wefts and inner warps (samite)

Not On View


Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts, The Ancient World



Silk samit with 1/2 twill ground; blue, red, green, and white wefts. The ground is dark blue, the design consists of an ogival framework formed by undulating stems bearing flowers and leaves, and joined by rosette-like flowers, enclosing conventional, symmetrical plant forms or disks with affonted birds woven with light green and two shades of light brown silk.


Purchased by the donor for 800 francs. Nov. 3, 1904

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection