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The Byzantine Collection is world-renowned for its fine collections of portable, sumptuous objects. Encompassing the imperial, ecclesiastical, and secular realms, the collection holds approximately 1,800 objects (of which 1,487 are available here). We continue to add records to our online database and improve the quality of the object photography. If you are trying to locate a specific object not currently available here, please contact museum@doaks.org.

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Textile with Animals in a Roundel

Islamic
10th century - 11th century
silk
BZ.1926.1

Fringed Garment with Inscription

Islamic
12th century
silk
BZ.1926.2

"Elephant Tamer" Textile

Islamic
10th century
silk
BZ.1927.1

Hanging with Hestia Polyolbus

Early Byzantine
6th century (?)
wool
BZ.1929.1

"Ganymede" Silk

Islamic
11th century - 12th century
silk
BZ.1930.1

Fragment

Islamic
14th century
linen and silk
BZ.1933.7

Fragment

Islamic
14th century
silk on linen
BZ.1933.8

Fragment

Islamic
first quarter of the 14th century
silk on linen
BZ.1933.9

Fragment of Tiraz Naming al-Hakim bi-A'mr Allah

Islamic
1000 - 1001 (H.391)
silk on linen
BZ.1933.10

Fragment with Vase Shaped Repeat Pattern

Islamic
13th century (probably)
BZ.1933.11

Tunic Clavus

Post-Umayyad
5th century - 7th century
BZ.1933.12

Fragment of Tiraz naming al-Hakim bi-Amr Allah

Islamic
early 11th century
silk on linen
BZ.1933.13

Fragment of Tiraz naming al-Mu'izz li-Din Allah

Islamic
969 - 975 (H. 358-365)
silk on linen
BZ.1933.14

Tunic Clavus

Islamic
4th century - 6th century
BZ.1933.15

Fragment

Islamic (?)
10th century - 15th century
cotton on cotton
BZ.1933.16

Fragment

Islamic
14th century
silk on linen
BZ.1933.19

Fragment with Inscriptions

Islamic
late 10th century - 11th century
silk on linen
BZ.1933.20

Fragment

10th century - 15th century
cotton
BZ.1933.21

Fragment of Mulham Tiraz naming al-Qadir bi-Allah

Islamic
1008 - 1009 (H.399)
silk on silk and cotton
BZ.1933.22

Fragment

10th century - 15th century
cotton
BZ.1933.23

Double Band Tiraz with Kufic Inscriptions

Islamic
10th century - 11th century
wool and linen on wool
BZ.1933.25

Fragment of a Tiraz Naming al-Zahir li-Izaz Din Allah

Islamic
1021 - 1036 (H. 411 - 427)
linen and silk on linen
BZ.1933.26

Fragment of Tiraz Naming al-'Aziz bi-Allah

Islamic
975 - 996 (H. 365-386, probably H.368)
linen and silk on linen
BZ.1933.27

Fragment

10th century - 15th century
cotton
BZ.1933.28

Fragment

10th century - 15th century
cotton
BZ.1933.29

Fragment of a Tunic Band

Islamic
8th century - 12th century
wool on linen
BZ.1933.30

Tunic Fragment

Islamic
4th century - 10th century
BZ.1933.31

Fragment of Tiraz Naming al-Mu 'tadid bi-Allah

Islamic
898-899 (H.285)
silk on linen
BZ.1933.32

Fragment

Islamic
10th century - 15th century
cotton
BZ.1933.33

Fragment of Tiraz naming al-Muqtadir bi-Allah

Islamic
918 - 919 (H.306)
silk on linen
BZ.1933.35

Fragment with Inscription

Islamic
10th century
ink on plain weave in undyed linen
BZ.1933.36

Ikat Fragments with Inscription

Islamic
later 10th century
gold and paint on cotton
BZ.1933.37

Fragment of Tiraz with Qur'anic Passage Naming al-Mu'izz li-Din Allah

Islamic
969 - 975 (H. 358-365)
linen and silk
BZ.1933.38

Fragment

Byzantine or Islamic ?
10th century - 15th century
BZ.1933.39

Striped Ikat with Inscription

Islamic
10th century
cotton
BZ.1933.40

Fragment with Pseudo-Inscription

Byzantine
10th century
linen and silk
BZ.1933.41

Striped Ikat with Inscription

Islamic
10th century
cotton and silk
BZ.1933.42

Fragment of a Hanging or Cover with Birds in a Roundel

Syrian
7th century - 8th century
cotton and wool
BZ.1933.43

Textile with Lions and Square Grid

Byzantine
14th century
silk
BZ.1933.45

Textile with Two-Headed Eagle

Byzantine
11th century - 12th century
silk
BZ.1933.46

Fragment

Byzantine
12th century - 13th century
cotton
BZ.1933.47

Fragment of a Hanging with a Crowned Head

Early Byzantine
6th century - 7th century
BZ.1933.48

Fragment

Byzantine or Islamic ?
10th century - 15th century
linen
BZ.1933.49

"Hero and Lion" Silk

Early Byzantine
7th century - 9th century
silk
BZ.1934.1

Fragments of a Hanging with Nereid

Early Byzantine
5th century - 6th century
BZ.1934.2

"Ganymede" Silk

Islamic
11th century - 12th century
silk
BZ.1934.6

Fragment of a Hanging or Cover with Eagles

Syrian
7th century - 8th century
cotton and wool
BZ.1936.43

Modern Copy of a Medieval Silk

French
19th century - 20th century(Modern copy of an Iranian silk of the 8th-9th century)
silk
BZ.1936.50

Fragment of a Hanging with Two Hunters

Early Byzantine
7th century - 9th century
wool
BZ.1937.14

Textile with Foliated Ibexes (possible modern forgery)

Byzantine
19th century - 20th century
silk
BZ.1937.25

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