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Rayy Fragment

Lattice and fleur-de-lis design; fragment excavated in 1935 at Rayy, Persia.

Artist/maker unknown, Mesopotamian

Made in Iran, Asia

9th - 12th century

Silk warp-faced plain weave with pattern wefts

4 1/2 x 6 inches (11.4 x 15.2 cm) Framed: 8 x 8 inches (20.3 x 20.3 cm)

Curatorial Department:
Costume and Textiles

Object Location:

Currently not on view

Accession Number:

Credit Line:
Acquired by exchange with the University Museum, 1940

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  • PublicationThe Fine Art of Textiles

    This fragment was excavated in 1935 at Rayy, Persia (site RA 0874, h-1 [709], CD 10, plot record 3, grave 6). There are many identical fragments from this site that show evidence of sewing and seams; they may all have been part of the same garment. Dilys E. Blum, from The Fine Art of Textiles: The Collections of the Philadelphia Museum of Art (1997), p. 109.