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Perhaps the most visually striking of all the fragments
illustrated here, these two opposed anthropomorphic bird or horsemen figures have an overall iconography that seems to have been derived from an Anatolian origin. However, on closer inspection other more subtle links to the earlier,
classical Egyptian textile tradition are likewise present.
This powerful combination of human, animal and geometric symbols, regardless of its fragmented condition, undeniably presents a zenith in the art of Near Eastern