Overall: 26.5 x 25.5 cm (10 7/16 x 10 1/16 in.)
Gift of The Textile Art Alliance 1959.124
This textile consists of two fragments mounted together (1959.124 and 1982.284). The two roundels have different diameters, even though the number of warps per repeat is the same.
These textiles are woven with floral roundels that enclose horsemen hunting lions. The theme of horsemen hunting with lances, the floral frames of the roundels, and the costumes of the hunters were all inspired by silks from the Byzantine world. The stiff, abstracted style, however, is characteristic of Sogdian silks. Silks woven in Sogdiana were often traded to distant markets. These fragments were preserved in an Egyptian grave where they were found sewn as ornaments onto a tunic.
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