Embroidery with Birds

Embroidery, silk thread on silk ground | 157.5 x 25.7cm | 700s-800s

Unknown Artist

These engaging little birds are embroidered in a naturalistic style that developed during the 8th and 9th centuries. All but one are oriented away from the central pair that flanks a tulip growing from a hill. Contrasting with the spontaneity of the ...
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