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Confronted Sphinxes

10th–11th century

Silk tapestry

23 1/16 x 26 9/16 in. (58.6 x 67.5 cm) framed: 30 3/4 x 33 5/8 in. (78.1 x 85.4 cm)
Hobart and Edward Small Moore Memorial Collection, Gift of Mrs. William H. Moore
1937.4607
Culture: 
Iranian, Persian, Islamic
Period: 
Abbasid period (749–1258)
Classification: 
Textiles
Status: 
On view*
Provenance: 

Aquired 1932 - Said to have been found near Isfahan.

Bibliography: 

Dr. Phyllis Ackerman, Tapestry: The Mirror of Civilization (New York: Oxford University Press, 1933), 234.

Arthur Upham Pope and Dr. Phyllis Ackerman, Survey of Persian Art from Prehistoric Times to the Present, 6 vols. (London: Oxford University Press, 1938), 982; 2003, vol. 6, 3.

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.