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Yedivar (Hephthalites) Era Soğd (Sogdians) Textile

Dating

7th Century C.E.

Yedivar (Hephthalites) Era Soğd (Sogdians) Textile

Origin

Presumably Afghanistan

Materials

Silk split-stitch embroidery on plain-weave silk

Dimensions

Culture

Tribe

Museum

Acquisition 

ID#

Soğd (Sogdians)

Soğd (Sogdians)

MET

2004

2004.260

Copyright Status

Open Access, MET

Source of Image

"Boar heads set in pearl roundels were an important protective motif popular in Iran, Afghanistan, and Central Asia. Paintings that show textiles with boar roundels and peacocks are found in the Buddhist caves of Bamiyan in Afghanistan, attesting to the importance of this subject in Buddhist contexts."

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