Detail View: The AMICA Library: Textile with Phoenixes

AMICA ID: 
CMA_.1985.4
AMICA Library Year: 
1998
Object Type: 
Textiles
Creator Name: 
Unknown
Creator Nationality: 
Asian; Middle Eastern; Persian
Creator Name-CRT: 
Eastern Iranian world, Transoxiana, late 13th - 14th century
Title: 
Textile with Phoenixes
Title Type: 
Primary
View: 
Full View
Creation Date: 
late 13th - 14th century
Creation Start Date: 
1266
Creation End Date: 
1399
Materials and Techniques: 
lampas; silk, cotton and silver thread
Style or Period: 
Eastern Iranian world, Transoxiana, late 13th - 14th century
Dimensions: 
Overall: 43.5cm x 39.5cm
AMICA Contributor: 
The Cleveland Museum of Art
Owner Location: 
Cleveland, Ohio, USA
ID Number: 
1985.4
Credit Line: 
Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund
Rights: 
Context: 
Textile with PhoenixesLampas; silk, cotton, silver threadEastern Iranian world, Transoxiana,late 1200s-1300sThe Cleveland Museum of Art, Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund 1985.4(Cat. no. 47)The elegant design of standing or diving phoenixes among parallel, curvingfloral vines is based on Chinese textiles. The phoenixes are actually oftwo types (notice the difference in their tails). Their combination,probably an innovation of Yuan China (1279-1368), also appears on theembroidered canopy (cat. no. 60) inthis exhibition. In the eastern Iranianworld, Chinese motifs and patterns were incorporated into local designsbeginning in the 1270s.
Related Image Identifier Link: 
CMA_.1985.4.tif