Brocaded Sphinexes

Attributed to late 11th-early 12th C Hispano-Moresque or BaghdadThis textile is now mostly a roundel shpaed, but was part of a larger cloth the roundel encirciling two spinxes facing each other is exquisite in and of itself! The decoration within the roundel is difficul to adequetelyl describe and is better viewed.

Weave Structure: 

Time Period: 

11th C AD
12th C AD

Source: 

Two Thousand Years of Textiles; The Figured Textiles of Europe and the Near East

Weft: 

silk

Museum: 

Copper Union Museum