Period: Sasanian Date: ca. 5th–7th century A.D. Geography: Central Asia Culture: Sasanian Medium: Silk textile Dimensions: 7 1/2 inches by 42 inches Classification: Textiles-Costumes Credit Line: Purchase, Friends of Inanna Gifts and Rogers Fund, 2004 Accession Number: 2004.255
'Yata no Kagami' is a mirror that is one of three sacred treasures of the Japanese Imperial Court. It is housed as the object of worship in Ise-jingu shrine in Mie Prefecture, Japan. The mirror represents "wisdom" or "honesty." Most people can't see the mirror even Imperial family, therefore it's very holy. It's said that the design is same above mirror which was excavated from a tumulus constructed in third century. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yata_no_Kagami
Silk Fragment. Spain 14th century Diasper weave; silk and gold. Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio.
Samitum-woven textile with confronted birds in medallions, silk Iran or Iraq; c. 650–750, With its motif consisting of confronted pheasants or peacocks and eagles standing on winged palmettes in medallions, this textile clearly belongs to a tradition that was found in both the Sasanian and the Byzantine empires.