London, South Kensington
28 April 2009
A CENTRAL ASIAN OR EGYPTIAN SILK CLAVUS FRAGMENT
7TH-9TH CENTURY A.D.
Woven in dark indigo and cream with stylized trees and flowers, with scrolling foliate borders, mounted; and a similar fragment woven in red and gold silk with scrolling foliate roundel, 7th-9th Century A.D.
30 in. (76 cm.) long and 7 in. (18 cm.) wide respectively (2)
Japanese private collection, acquired in the 1960s.
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Cf. S. Schrenk, Textilien des Mittelmeerraumes aus spätantiker bis frühislamischer Zeit, Abegg-Stiftung, Riggisberg, 2004, pp. 273-278, nos. 114-116 and pp. 319-323, nos. 146-148 for similar.
VAT rate of 5% is payable on hammer price and at 15% on the buyer's premiumPlease note that the lots of Iranian origin are subject to U.S. trade restrictions which currently prohibit the import into the United States. Similar restrictions may apply in other countries.
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