Brocaded Sphinexes

Submitted by Jahanara on Sun, 08/01/2021 - 07:24

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.