An impressive woven silk Textile Fragment depicting winged horses
Sogdiana, Central Asia, circa 8th Century
woven in red, blue, green and cream silks with a large scale pearl roundel, enclosing two confronted winged horses standing on a winged split palmette, standing with front legs raised, the bodies with geometric and heart-shaped motifs, pearl bands around their necks, joined to a part roundel above by a rosette plaque, the interstices with stylised lotus flowers, attached to a golden colour silk textile with lozenge design, mounted
65 x 39.4 cm. max.