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Silk: lampas weave
Overall: 49.5 x 47.4 cm (19 1/2 x 18 11/16 in.)
Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund 1982.43.c
This fragment from a caftan features large-scale flattened octagons with pearled borders that contain a royal hunting scene: a king mounted on a running horse draws his bow at a rampant lion. Two dogs with their tongues out also run towards the lion. The star-shaped interspaces are filled with four radiating palmettes.
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