Rug fragment with snow lion
80 x 56 cm (31.5 x 22 in.)
|| 10 H x 8 V = 80 kpsi
|| dark blue, light blue, green, light pink, light yellow, brown, ivory (7)
|| fragmentary, needs conservation at lower end, areas of moth damage at upper end. otherwise good pile overall. Sides and upper end originally conserved with a red velvet cloth.
|| A very archaic looking fragment dominated by a snow lion, the deity of the Tibetan mountains, symbol of boundless energy and fearlessness.
|| D.Miller, Auspicious Carpets - Tibetan Rugs and Textiles, 2009, p. 113.