Textile Medallion 6th century  Iraq or Syria,  The bird wears a pearl-studded crescent on its breast and holds a jeweled necklace in its beak—an emblem of Sasanian royalty.

Textile Medallion 6th century Iraq or Syria, The bird wears a pearl-studded crescent on its breast and holds a jeweled necklace in its beak—an emblem of Sasanian royalty.

Date:      8th–9th century  Culture:      Central Asia  Medium:      Woven silk  Dimensions:      Before conservation: greatest height 15 15/16 in. (40.5 cm) x greatest width 19 1/8 in. (48.6 cm)  Classification:      Textiles-Woven  Credit Line:      Purchase, The Vincent Astor Foundation Gift, 2006  Accession Number:      2006.173

Date: 8th–9th century Culture: Central Asia Medium: Woven silk Dimensions: Before conservation: greatest height 15 15/16 in. (40.5 cm) x greatest width 19 1/8 in. (48.6 cm) Classification: Textiles-Woven Credit Line: Purchase, The Vincent Astor Foundation Gift, 2006 Accession Number: 2006.173

Date:      8th–9th century  Culture:      Eastern Iran or Sogdiana  Medium:      Silk  Dimensions:      13 3/8 x 17 5/16 in. (34 x 44 cm)  Classification:      Textiles-Woven  Credit Line:      Purchase, Rogers Fund, by exchange, 2006  Accession Number:      2006.472

Date: 8th–9th century Culture: Eastern Iran or Sogdiana Medium: Silk Dimensions: 13 3/8 x 17 5/16 in. (34 x 44 cm) Classification: Textiles-Woven Credit Line: Purchase, Rogers Fund, by exchange, 2006 Accession Number: 2006.472

Silk saddle cover with Senmurv in roundel Central Asia, Sogdiana 8th-10th c.  Polychrome silk  cm.42 x 76

Silk saddle cover with Senmurv in roundel Central Asia, Sogdiana 8th-10th c. Polychrome silk cm.42 x 76

7th c. Central Asian (Iran, Afghanistan, or China) plain-weave silk with split-stitch embroidery of Boar's Head Roundels (warp 22 1/16 x weft 18 7/8 in.) - Met Museum 2004.260

7th c. Central Asian (Iran, Afghanistan, or China) plain-weave silk with split-stitch embroidery of Boar's Head Roundels (warp 22 1/16 x weft 18 7/8 in.) - Met Museum 2004.260

Fragment of a Band with Noble Equestrian and Soldier, Inscribed “Zacharaiou” in Greek  Date: 7th-9th century (?) Geography: Made in, Egypt or Syria (?) Medium: Weft-faced compound twill ( samit ) in reddish purple and beige silk Dimensions: 14 9/16 x 11 7/16 in. (37 x 29 cm)

Fragment of a Band with Noble Equestrian and Soldier, Inscribed “Zacharaiou” in Greek Date: 7th-9th century (?) Geography: Made in, Egypt or Syria (?) Medium: Weft-faced compound twill ( samit ) in reddish purple and beige silk Dimensions: 14 9/16 x 11 7/16 in. (37 x 29 cm)

Textile Date: late 14th–early 15th century Geography: Made in Venice (probably), Italy Culture: Italian Medium: Silk, metal thread; twill and twill; silk, gilt membrane on linen. Accession Number: 46.156.32

Textile Date: late 14th–early 15th century Geography: Made in Venice (probably), Italy Culture: Italian Medium: Silk, metal thread; twill and twill; silk, gilt membrane on linen. Accession Number: 46.156.32

Lion. Purple silk serge. From the tomb of St. Julian in Rimini. Byzantine, 9th -10th century, based on a Sassanian original. (Museo Nazionale, Ravenna.)

Lion. Purple silk serge. From the tomb of St. Julian in Rimini. Byzantine, 9th -10th century, based on a Sassanian original. (Museo Nazionale, Ravenna.)

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