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Asian Art

Two pieces of compound twill

ca. 628–630

Warps lightly twisted silk now tan (perhaps originally red) with a finer binding warp between each

20 9/16 × 19 3/8 in. (52.3 × 49.2 cm)
13 3/4 × 13 3/16 in. (35 × 33.5 cm)
loom width 29 5/8 in. (75.2 cm.)
Hobart and Edward Small Moore Memorial Collection, Gift of Mrs. William H. Moore
1945.358a-b
Status: 
Not on view
Culture: 
Iranian/Persian
Classification: 
Textiles
Provenance: 

Arthur Upham Pope (1881–1969) obtained it in Persia in 1945, the result of an accidental excavation outside Hamadan; purchased by Mrs. William H. Moore (1858–1955) New York; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

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