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BZ.1937.29, Mounted Archer and Lion Textile

BZ.1937.29, Mounted Archer and Lion Textile

Byzantine Collection, Dumbarton Oaks Museum

Byzantine, seventh–eighth century

Silk, 30 cm x 24 cm (11 13/16 in. x 9 7/16 in.)

Mildred Barnes Bliss and Robert Woods Bliss acquired this textile from the London dealer Burg-Drey (a collaboration of the dealers Hermann Burg and Franz A. Drey) through William Royall Tyler in November 1937.