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Collection of the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum

Textile, 10th century

type: textile

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Fragment containing an incomplete roundel enclosing a pair of confronted lions. The roundel has a dentate outer border, and an inner border which is a debased rendering of the Sassanian pearl motive, in which the pearls are squared off. Scaled outlines to all parts of the design. In dark blue, greenish-tan, cream, and at least one other shade of light tan on golden tan ground (possibly faded from other colors).

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John Pierpont Morgan

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