Eastern Iranian world, mid-13th century / Textile with Felines and Eagles / mid-13th centuryEastern Iranian world, mid-13th century
Textile with Felines and Eagles
mid-13th century

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Creator Name: Unknown
Creator Nationality: Asian; Middle Eastern; Persian
Creator Name-CRT: Eastern Iranian world, mid-13th century
Title: Textile with Felines and Eagles
Title Type: Primary
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Creation Start Date: 1234
Creation End Date: 1266
Creation Date: mid-13th century
Object Type: Textiles
Materials and Techniques: lampas, silk and gold thread
Dimensions: Overall: 170.5cm x 109cm
AMICA Contributor: The Cleveland Museum of Art
Owner Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
ID Number: 1990.2
Credit Line: Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund
Rights: http://www.clemusart.com/museum/disclaim2.html
Style or Period: Eastern Iranian world, mid-13th century
Context: Textile with Felines and EaglesLampas; silk and gold threadEastern Iranian world, mid-1200sThe Cleveland Museum of Art, Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund 1990.2(Cat. no. 43)This monumental textile is one of the most complete examples of luxuryweaving inthe Eastern Iranian world during the Mongol period. The largescale of the pattern and the prominent inscription band indicate that itwas intended to serve as a wall hanging. Preserved in Tibet, it may havebeen an imperial gift sent after members of Chinggis Khan's family beganpatronizing Tibetan sects in 1251. The red marks are areas that were oncecovered by pieces of cloth, perhaps forming a Tibetan tiger pattern. Theypreserve some of the original color of the background, which has otherwisefaded to tan.
AMICA ID: CMA_.1990.2
AMICA Library Year: 1998
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright, The Cleveland Museum of Art

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