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Caucasian or Persian
18th century (?)

Object Place: The Caucasus or N.W. Persia


94 x 87 cm (37 x 34 1/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk; embroidery

Not On View


Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Large central scalloped medallion containing a pair of confronted peacocks (?) separated by a tree motif. In each corner of the surrounding field is a lion (?), in profile, backed by a rising sun with human features. Border with a cartouche and recurved motif alternately repeating. All highly stylized. Predominantly red and black plus white, green, blue and other silk yarns. Lined. Worn; some areas have been replaced with parts from a similar piece.

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection