Egypt, Islamic period, Abbasid, 8th - 9th century / Two Confronted Animals from a Tunic / 700s-800sEgypt, Islamic period, Abbasid, 8th - 9th century
Two Confronted Animals from a Tunic

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Creator Nationality: African; North African; Egyptian
Creator Name-CRT: Egypt, Islamic period, Abbasid, 8th - 9th century
Title: Two Confronted Animals from a Tunic
Title Type: Primary
View: Back
Creation Start Date: 700
Creation End Date: 800
Creation Date: 700s-800s
Object Type: Textiles
Classification Term: Textiles
Materials and Techniques: plain weave with slit-tapestry weave, applied; dyed wool, undyed linen
Dimensions: Overall: 13cm x 18.5cm
AMICA Contributor: The Cleveland Museum of Art
Owner Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
ID Number: 1983.256
Credit Line: Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund
Provenance: Mrs. Paul Mallon, Paris.
Style or Period: Egypt, Islamic period, Abbasid, 8th - 9th century

Two spotted animals flank a simplified tree with more roots than leaves, framed by an angular vine. The nearly symmetrical pattern, woven in simple tapestry weave, was influenced by more complex weaves, visible in the silks displayed below.

AMICA ID: CMA_.1983.256
AMICA Library Year: 2002
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright, The Cleveland Museum of Art

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