Mar 29, 2006

Fragment with Equestrian Falconer King

Fragment with Equestrian Falconer King

before 1982

Silk: lampas weave

Overall: 34.5 x 28.5 cm (13 9/16 x 11 1/4 in.)

Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund 1982.18



This fragment preserves a roundel containing a king on horseback. He has a falcon in his left hand and a leafy branch in his right. The roundel’s border is ornamented with a scrolling foliate vine. Interspaces contain partial oval medallions enclosing an eight-pointed star within which is a four-directional palmette. Joining the roundels at their cardinal points are x-shaped geometric figures.

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T - Islamic
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