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Creator Name: Unknown
Creator Nationality: Asian; Middle Eastern; Persian
Creator Name-CRT: Eastern Iranian world, second quarter to mid-13th century
Title: Cloth of Gold with Rabbit Wheels
Title Type: Primary
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 1226
Creation End Date: 1250
Creation Date: second quarter to mid-13th century
Object Type: Textiles
Materials and Techniques: lampas, silk and gold thread
Dimensions: Overall: 65.5cm x 23.2cm
AMICA Contributor: The Cleveland Museum of Art
Owner Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
ID Number: 1993.140
Credit Line: John L. Severance Fund
Style or Period: Eastern Iranian world, second quarter to mid-13th century
Context: Cloth of Gold with Rabbit WheelsLampas; silk and gold threadEastern Iranian world, about 1225-1260The Cleveland Museum of Art, John L. Severance Fund 1993.140(Cat. no. 45)The lavish amount of gold-used here for both the pattern and thebackground-reflects the extravagant taste of the Mongols. Known as 'clothsof gold,' such textiles were primarily woven for the official costumes ofthe Mongol court.Repeated roundels enclose four rabbits that share two pairs of ears and runin a circle. This motif, known as an animal wheel, is very ancient in Asia.Rabbits are commonly found on eastern Iranian metalwork dating from around1200. Although the Mongol conquest of the Eastern Iranian world had takenplace (1220-22), traditional silk patterns continued to be producedthroughthe mid-1200s.
AMICA ID: CMA_.1993.140
AMICA Library Year: 1998
Media Metadata Rights:
Copyright, The Cleveland Museum of Art
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