A silk kesi panel woven with blue and brown spotted deer amongst tripartite leaves, interspersed with crested birds and flower heads.
The panel was part of a costume, most probably woven for the Uighur aristocracy.
Chinese/East Central Asian, 12th/13th century.
Height: 55 cm Width: 33 cm
Exhibited and illustrated: Chinese Textiles, Spink & Son exhibition catalogue, London 1994, no. 4
Hollander Collection, USA after 1995
A similar example, on a blue ground, is in the Musée Guimet, Paris