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Mehmet Hassan
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Felt Bag With Fantastic Creatures
Central Asia or Northwest China 12th-13th century
Felt appliqué over a cotton tabby
Size: 40cm x 33cm x19cm

Carbon 14 dated AD 1158-1285 (96.8% confidence)
(Institute of Particle Physics, Zurich, Lab. no. ETH 27125)

A bag of felt appliqué with designs of red swirling patterns and mythical creatures on a blue ground. These same designs can be found on Chinese lacquer from the Song and Yuan dynasties.

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