© The David Collection

Name of Object:



Copenhagen, Denmark

Holding Museum:

The David Collection


Hegira 1st half of the 8th century / AD 1st half of the 14th century

Type of object:

Medallion, textile

Museum Inventory Number:

Inv.no. 30/1995

Material(s) / Technique(s):

Tapestry, silk and gilded lamella of animal substrate spun around cotton

Period / Dynasty:



Iraq or western Iran


This textile is unique. It is a tapestry, a technique that in the period was otherwise used primarily in Mongol China. The fact that the “gold thread” is animal in origin and spun around cotton, however, points in the direction of a western weaving center. The textile was probably made by or under the supervision of Chinese weavers in Ilkhanid Iran or Iraq.

Citation of this web page:

 "Medallion" in Explore Islamic Art Collections , Museum With No Frontiers, 2018. http://www.museumwnf.org/thematicgallery/thg_galleries/database_item.php?itemId=objects;EPM;dn;Mus21;25;en&id=carpets

MWNF Working Number: DN 25

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