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Silk Sleeve Decoration with Hunters

December 31, 699
Cleveland Art
Art and Calligraphy
Umayyad Caliphate




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 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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