Artist Islamic, Iranian
  • Textile
Date 900s
Medium Silk threads
Dimensions Overall: 22 1/2 × 10 1/4 inches (57.2 × 26 cm)
Credit Line Founders Society Purchase, General Membership Fund
Accession Number 44.143
Department Islamic Art
Not On View
Inscriptions Inscribed: [translated: The Illustrious isfahbad. May God sustain him.]
(Adolf Loewi);
1944-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Schmidt, Heinrich. "Persian Silks of the Early Middle Ages," Burlington Magazine, vol. LVII (1930): p. 290 (284?), [called 10th century Persian] pl. IIIA.

Wiet, Gaston. "Un Tissu Musulman du Nord de la Perse," Revue des Arts Asiatiques, vol. X (1936): pp. 173-179, pl. LVII.

Ackerman, Phyllis. "The Textile Arts," vol. III. 1939, pp. 1995-2220. In Survey of Persian Art, vol. III, A. U. Pope & Phyllis Ackerman, eds. London, New York, 1938-9, pp. 2035, 36.

2000 Years of Silk Weaving. Exh. cat., Los Angeles County Museum in collaboration with the Cleveland Museum of Art and the Detroit Institute of Arts. 1944, cat. no. 60.

Weibel, Adele Coulin. "The Falconer and the Black Beast," Bulletin of the DIA 24 (1944): p. 7, (ill.) p. 6.

Weibel, A.C. Two Thousand Years of Textiles. New York, 1952, cat. no. 112, pp. 112, 113, [described as Seljuk. Mentions area south of Caspian, stronghold of Sasanian resistance, demand for Sasanian inspired textiles.]

G, Breet. The Relics of St. Cuthbert, C. F. Battiscombe, ed. Oxford, 1956, p. 477, pl. 48, (fig. 5).

Ettinghausen, Richard, and Oleg Grabar. The Art and Architecture of Islam: 650-1250. London, 1987, p. 243, 245 (fig. 261).