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Textile with Pattern of Birds and Stars Object Name: Fragment Date: 11th–12th century Geography: Iran Medium: Silk; samite Dimensions: Textile: H. 5 in. (12.7 cm) W. 5 1/4 in. (13.3 cm) Mount: H. 7 3/4 in. (19.7 cm) W. 12 3/4 in. (32.4 cm) D. 7/8 in. (2.2 cm) Accession Number: 46.156.11a The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Spanish Medallion 12AD, 0,15 m Reference : 10-0009 This and similar patterns have been found in reliquaries of churches in Spain. The pattern recalls earlier silks of eastern Mediterranean and Central Asia. This pattern displays griffins with gazelles bellow their legs and is bordered with a circle of fantastic animals. This pattern was very popular in both Muslim and Byzantine worlds. The original can be found in "The Metropolitan Museum Of Art" in New York.

Yuan Dynasty. Cloth of gold with winged lions and griffons. Silk, gold thread; lampas weave. The motif of confronting lions in a medallion is constructed as a horizontal point repeat design unit of one half the image, flopped to compose the single medallion. This unit is then used as a straight repeat vertically. 124 x 48.8 cm. Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund. The Cleveland Museum of Art.

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13th-14th c. , Germany, Lower Rhineland . Image based on textile fragment (not photo of fragment itself). Black or silver on rose silk. Location of source textile not given. Plate XIV, from Die Kunst des Zeugdrucks vom Mittelalter bis zur Empirezeit, Dr. R. Forrer, 1898 http://archive.org/stream/diekunstdeszeugd00forr#page/n142/mode/1up