Tiraz Textile Fragment
Arts of the Islamic World
Leaping hares in twelve roundels make up the red-ground tapestry band of this fragment. Hares were associated with speed, the hunt, and good fortune in ancient Egyptian, Mesopotamian, Greek, and Roman art. This popular motif of the Fatimid period in Egypt appears in a variety of artistic media including ceramics, wood, metalwork, and textiles.
Linen, tapestry-woven decoration
13 1/4 x 7in. (33.7 x 17.8cm)
Frame: 2 x 23 1/16 x 17 in. (5.1 x 58.5 x 43.2 cm) (show scale)
Gift of the Ernest Erickson Foundation, Inc.
This item is not on view
Tiraz Textile Fragment, 11th century. Linen, tapestry-woven decoration, 13 1/4 x 7in. (33.7 x 17.8cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the Ernest Erickson Foundation, Inc., 86.227.98. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 86.227.98_PS1.jpg)
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