Egypt or Syria, Islamic period, late Umayyad-or Abbasid, 8th century / Silk Fragments with Palmette Blossoms / 700sEgypt or Syria, Islamic period, late Umayyad-or Abbasid, 8th century
Silk Fragments with Palmette Blossoms

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Creator Nationality: Asian; Middle Eastern; Syrian
Creator Name-CRT: Egypt or Syria, Islamic period, late Umayyad-or Abbasid, 8th century
Title: Silk Fragments with Palmette Blossoms
Title Type: Primary
View: Back
Creation Start Date: 700
Creation End Date: 799
Creation Date: 700s
Object Type: Textiles
Classification Term: Textiles
Materials and Techniques: complementary weft-faced twill with inner warps (samit); silk
Dimensions: Overall: 22.5cm x 29cm
AMICA Contributor: The Cleveland Museum of Art
Owner Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
ID Number: 1951.91
Credit Line: Gift of The Textile Arts Club
Provenance: reportedly acquired in Egypt; (Mme. Paul Mallon, Paris).

The stunning pattern of palmettes within diamond-shaped compartments is still visible in this rare four-color silk, despite its fragile state. Small human faces within circles appear at the points of the diamonds.

AMICA ID: CMA_.1951.91
AMICA Library Year: 2002
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright, The Cleveland Museum of Art

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