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“Elephant Tamer” Silk

 
Accession numberBZ.1927.1
Attribution and Date
Byzantium or Iran, 10th c.
Measurements

H. 19.9 cm × W. 35.4 cm (7 13/16 × 13 15/16 in.)

Technique and Material

Complementary weft-faced weave with twill interlacing (samite) in polychrome silk