Peacocks and sphinxes taquete

This piece shows a new variation on the typical roundel style samitums of the earlier periods. Two peacocks face each other with tails raised. The shape of the peacock raised tails is followed by a curved line followed by two bands of script and another outline. between tehse designs are paris fo sphinxes.

Horses samitum

This fragmet was found in the shrine of St. Paul. They were removed and exhibited in 1896.

This fragment measures 6 x 11 inches. It includes 2 full and one partial beaded roundel encompassing two horses facing each other with rounded encs. The roundels themselves measure 4.5". Between each set of four roundels appears a design of two birds facing each other.The design uses red, green, yellow and vilet. 

Brocaded Sphinexes

Attributed to late 11th-early 12th C Hispano-Moresque or Baghdad

This 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.

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