Jun 21, 2017

Star and Cross Pattern from a Tomb Cover(?)

Star and Cross Pattern from a Tomb Cover(?)


Complementary weft-faced plain weave with inner warps (samit); silk

Overall: 8.5 x 24.1 cm (3 3/8 x 9 1/2 in.); Mounted: 15.2 x 30.5 cm (6 x 12 in.)

Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund 1977.17



This fragment is one of several that may have come from a tomb in the Caucasus (the region between the Black and Caspian seas). The design displays rows of eight-pointed stars, here with a rooster on a blue ground, alternating with striped pointed crosses.

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