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BZ.1927.1, Elephant Tamer Textile Fragment

BZ.1927.1, Elephant Tamer Textile Fragment

Byzantine Collection, Dumbarton Oaks Museum

Islamic, late tenth–early eleventh century

Silk, 19.9 cm x 35.4 cm (7 13/16 in. x 13 15/16 in.)

The Blisses acquired this fragment from the Parisian dealer Paul Mallon in October 1927.