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Lot 499
  • 499

A rare and important silk robe, Sogdiana, Central Asia, 7th/8th Century

Estimate
200,000 - 300,000 GBP
Sold
241,250 GBP
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Description

composed of multiple silk panels, the silk robe opening to the front, with one side folding over the other, wide short sleaves, the top section woven with red, green, honey and blue threads with roundels enclosing confronting lions standing on a stylised tree, the sleeves and section near rim with winged dragons, geometric motifs between roundels, the lower section comprising a green silk cloth with a pattern of stylised flowerheads, some repairs
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