Egypt or Syria, Islamic period, late Umayyad or Abassid, 8th century / Silk Sleeve Decoration with Hunters / 700sEgypt or Syria, Islamic period, late Umayyad or Abassid, 8th century
Silk Sleeve Decoration with Hunters

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Creator Nationality: Asian; Middle Eastern; Syrian
Creator Name-CRT: Egypt or Syria, Islamic period, late Umayyad or Abassid, 8th century
Title: Silk Sleeve Decoration with Hunters
Title Type: Primary
View: Back
Creation Start Date: 700
Creation End Date: 799
Creation Date: 700s
Object Type: Textiles
Classification Term: Textiles
Materials and Techniques: complementary weft-faced twill with inner warps (samit); silk
Dimensions: Overall: 29cm x 20cm
AMICA Contributor: The Cleveland Museum of Art
Owner Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
ID Number: 1947.193
Credit Line: Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund
Provenance: (Dikran G. Kelekian, New York).

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.

AMICA ID: CMA_.1947.193
AMICA Library Year: 2002
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright, The Cleveland Museum of Art

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