Byzantine, Islamic or Byzantine, 9th -10th Century / Star and Cross Pattern from a Tomb Cover(?) / 800s - 900sByzantine, Islamic or Byzantine, 9th -10th Century
Star and Cross Pattern from a Tomb Cover(?)
800s - 900s

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Creator Nationality: Asian; Middle Eastern; Islamic
Creator Name-CRT: Byzantine, Islamic or Byzantine, 9th -10th Century
Title: Star and Cross Pattern from a Tomb Cover(?)
Title Type: Primary
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 800
Creation End Date: 999
Creation Date: 800s - 900s
Object Type: Textiles
Classification Term: Textiles
Materials and Techniques: complementary weft-faced plain weave with inner warps (samit); silk
Dimensions: Overall: 8.5cm x 24.1cm
AMICA Contributor: The Cleveland Museum of Art
Owner Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
ID Number: 1977.17
Credit Line: Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund
Provenance: said to have been found in a tomb in the Caucasus in the late 19th century. Loewi-Robertson acquired it from anonymous French collection.

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.

AMICA ID: CMA_.1977.17
AMICA Library Year: 2002
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright, The Cleveland Museum of Art

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