Textile, 900s

  • Islamic, Iranian

Silk threads

  • Overall: 22 1/2 × 10 1/4 inches (57.2 × 26 cm)

Founders Society Purchase, General Membership Fund


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).

Islamic, Iranian, Textile, 900s, silk threads. Detroit Institute of Arts, Founders Society Purchase, General Membership Fund, 44.143.