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Textile with Two-Headed Eagle

 
Accession numberBZ.1933.46
Attribution and Date
Byzantium?, 11th–12th c.
Measurements

H. 59.2 cm x W. 44 cm (23 5/16 x 17 5/16 in.)

Technique and Material

Weft-faced compound twill (samite) in polychrome silk

Acquisition history

Adolph Loewi, Venice (1888–1977); purchase from Loewi, November 17, 1933; Robert Woods and Mildred Barnes Bliss; Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, 1940.

P. Ackerman, A Survey of Persian Art from Prehistoric Times to the Present, ed. A. P. Pope (London, 1938), 3:1998–99, note 5, vi.

F. Morris, “Catalogue of Textile Fabrics, The Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection,” (unpublished catalogue, Washington, DC, 1940), 3:159.

L. Bellinger, “Repeats in Silk Weaving in the Near East,” The Textile Museum: Workshop Notes, no. 24 (1961): 4, fig. N below.

D. G. Shepherd, “Medieval Persian Silks in Fact and Fancy (A Refutation of the Riggisberg Report),” BullCIETA 39/40 (1974).

D. Thompson, “Catalogue of Textiles in the Dumbarton Oaks Collection” (unpublished catalogue, Washington, DC, 1976), no. 180.

Accession numberBZ.1933.46
Attribution and Date
Byzantium?, 11th–12th c.
Measurements

H. 59.2 cm x W. 44 cm (23 5/16 x 17 5/16 in.)

Technique and Material

Weft-faced compound twill (samite) in polychrome silk

Acquisition history

Adolph Loewi, Venice (1888–1977); purchase from Loewi, November 17, 1933; Robert Woods and Mildred Barnes Bliss; Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, 1940.