Cloth of Gold with Winged Lions and Griffins, ca. 1240–60, Central Asia. Silk and metallic thread lampas; Warp: 48 13/16 in. (124 cm), Weft: 19 3/16 in. (48.8 cm).
Period: Sasanian Date: ca. 5th–7th century A.D. Geography: Central Asia Culture: Sasanian Medium: Silk textile Dimensions: 7 1/2 inches by 42 inches Classification: Textiles-Costumes Credit Line: Purchase, Friends of Inanna Gifts and Rogers Fund, 2004 Accession Number: 2004.255
A rare ans important silk robe, Sogdiana, Central Asia, 7th-8th century CE. Photo: Sotheby's.
Men hunting wild animals. 8th Century AD: Men hunting wild animals. Silk serge Fragment. The upper medallion is complete, but only a quarter of the lower one has survived. From a reliquary in the Sancta Sanctorum. Byzantine (?) Museo Sacro, Vatican, Italy.
Fragment of a Band with Noble Equestrian and Soldier, Inscribed “Zacharaiou” in Greek Date: 7th-9th century (?) Geography: Made in, Egypt or Syria (?) Medium: Weft-faced compound twill ( samit ) in reddish purple and beige silk Dimensions: 14 9/16 x 11 7/16 in. (37 x 29 cm)