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Object Name:
10th–11th century
Attributed to probably Iran
Cotton, other fibers; plain weave, printed, and painted
Textile: L. 23 in. (58.4 cm) W.39 3/4 in. (101 cm) Mount: L. 31 1/2 in. (80 cm) W. 47 1/2 in. (120.7 cm) D. 1 1/2 in. (3.8 cm)
Textiles-Painted and/or Printed
Credit Line:
Gift of George D. Pratt, 1931
Accession Number:
Not on view
The repeat checker-board pattern of this textile bears a design of a standing lion in profile, printed in gold against the brown squares and with reddish underdrawing against the light squares.
George D. Pratt, New York (until 1931; gifted to MMA)
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Fashion and Virtue: Textile Patterns and the Print Revolution, 1520–1620," October 20, 2015–January 10, 2016, fig. 2.

Dimand, Maurice S. A Handbook of Muhammadan Art. 2nd rev. and enl. ed. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1944. p. 256, ill. fig. 166 (b/w).

Speelberg, Femke. "Fashion & Virtue: Textile Patterns and the Print Revolution, 1520–1620." Fashion & Virtue: Textile Patterns and the Print Revolution, 1520–1620 vol. 73, no. 2 (Fall 2015). p. 7, ill. fig. 2 (color).

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