Egypt or Syria, Byzantine or Islamic periods, 6th-7th Century / Palmettes and Birds from a Tunic or Curtain / 500s-600sEgypt or Syria, Byzantine or Islamic periods, 6th-7th Century
Palmettes and Birds from a Tunic or Curtain

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Creator Nationality: Asian; Middle Eastern; Syrian
Creator Name-CRT: Egypt or Syria, Byzantine or Islamic periods, 6th-7th Century
Title: Palmettes and Birds from a Tunic or Curtain
Title Type: Primary
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 500
Creation End Date: 699
Creation Date: 500s-600s
Object Type: Textiles
Classification Term: Textiles
Materials and Techniques: complementary weft-faced plain weave with inner warps (samit); silk
Dimensions: Overall: 31.2cm x 14cm
AMICA Contributor: The Cleveland Museum of Art
Owner Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
ID Number: 1951.535
Credit Line: Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund
Provenance: (Dikran G. Kelekian, Paris and New York).

The symmetrical pattern displays back-to-back green parrots with branches in their beaks and two speckled birds perched on the leaves of a long-stemmed palmette.

AMICA ID: CMA_.1951.535
AMICA Library Year: 2002
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright, The Cleveland Museum of Art

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