"Fustat" carpet

"Fustat" carpet
"Fustat" carpet
Date:
7–9th century
Location:
Not on display
Century:
Media:
Wool; Knotted Pile (symmetrical Knot)
Dimensions:
88.9 x 165.1 cm (35 x 65 in.)
Object Type:
Country:
Continent:
Africa
Provenance:

Joseph Soustiel, Paris 1951 -
private collection, Switzerland
The Textile Gallery

Accession Number:
1986.4
Acquisition Date:
1986-03-05
Credit Line:

Museum purchase, Roscoe and Margaret Oakes Income Fund

Exhibition History:

Display at acquisition, DeYoung 1986
Unravelling Yarns rotation, (1993-6)

A small carpet with long kilim ends. The field is occupied by what appears to be the figure of a lion in profile, its head in the upper left severely truncated or foreshortened by the the inner border, the wider of two that surround the field.

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