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Silk Sleeve Decoration with Hunters

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Silk Sleeve Decoration with Hunters 700s Egypt or Syria, Islamic period, late Umayyad or Abbasid Silk: complementary weft-faced twill with inner warps (samit) Overall: 28.9 x 20.3 cm (11 3/8 x 8 in.); Mounted: 37.8 x 29.2 cm (14 7/8 x 11 1/2 in.) Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund 1947.193 DESCRIPTION This symmetrical sleeve decoration displays a large leaf medallion in the upper panel. Below, mounted horsemen, identified as "Joseph" in Greek, carry maces and men with spears hunt ostrich. PROVENANCE ?-1947 (Dikran G. Kelekian [1867-1951], New York, NY, sold to the Cleveland Museum of Art) 1947- The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH CITATIONS Shepherd, Dorothy. "A Coptic Silk." The Bulletin of the Cleveland Museum of Art 34, no. 9 (1947): 216-37. p. 236-37 www.jstor.org Weibel, Adèle Coulin. Two Thousand Years of Textiles; The Figured Textiles of Europe and the Near East. New York: Published for the Detroit Institute of Arts [by] Pantheon Books, 1952. p. 91, no. 54 EXHIBITION HISTORY Textiles from Egypt, Syria and Spain: 7th through 15th centuries. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (organizer) (November 26-June 6, 1991). Byzantine Gallery 210 Rotation. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (organizer) (November 2, 2001-October 15, 2002). Coptic Textile Rotation. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (organizer) (May 20, 2013-March 17, 2014).

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