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Border of Heads and Palmettes from a Large Hanging

Border of Heads and Palmettes from a Large Hanging

500s

Dyed wool, undyed linen; slit-tapestry weave

Overall: 76.2 x 22.3 cm (30 x 8 3/4 in.)

Gift of The Textile Arts Club 1960.273

Description

Frontal heads with caps alternating with palmette leaves on a rich blue ground was a popular border design for luxurious woolen hangings whose field patterns often incorporated Iranian artistic features. A reciprocal red and white foliate design forms the secondary border. The field pattern possibly began on the left on the red ground.

See also
Collection: 
T - Coptic
Department: 
Textiles
Type of artwork: 
Textile

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