Egypt, Islamic period, Abbasid, 8th - 9th century / Symmetrical Motifs from a Curtain / 700s - 800sEgypt, Islamic period, Abbasid, 8th - 9th century
Symmetrical Motifs from a Curtain
700s - 800s

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Creator Nationality: African; North African; Egyptian
Creator Name-CRT: Egypt, Islamic period, Abbasid, 8th - 9th century
Title: Symmetrical Motifs from a Curtain
Title Type: Primary
View: Back
Creation Start Date: 700
Creation End Date: 899
Creation Date: 700s - 800s
Object Type: Textiles
Classification Term: Tapestries
Materials and Techniques: tapestry; linen and wool
Dimensions: Overall: 19.6cm x 20.2cm
AMICA Contributor: The Cleveland Museum of Art
Owner Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
ID Number: 1982.272
Credit Line: Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund
Provenance: Mrs. Paul Mallon, Paris.
Style or Period: Egypt, Islamic period, Abbasid, 8th - 9th century

This elegant, symmetrical tapestry-woven decoration features a central tree of life with leaves enclosing a bust of a woman on each side. Animals above the bowl and birds toward the top flank the tree, which is framed by a sinuous vine.

AMICA ID: CMA_.1982.272
AMICA Library Year: 2002
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright, The Cleveland Museum of Art

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