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Silk Sleeve Decoration with Hunters

Silk Sleeve Decoration with Hunters

700s

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

Overall: 29 x 20 cm (11 7/16 x 7 7/8 in.)

Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund 1947.193

Description

This symmetrical sleeve decoration displays a large leaf medallion in the upper panel. Below, mounted horsemen, identified as "Joseph" in Greek, carry maces and men with spears hunt ostrich.

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