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    Sale 7571

    Art of the Islamic and Indian Worlds

    8 April 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 300

    A COMPOSITE MUGHAL VELVET PANEL

    INDIA, LATE 17TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A COMPOSITE MUGHAL VELVET PANEL
    INDIA, LATE 17TH CENTURY
    Comprising two large pieces and a couple of much smaller sections of the same original border, the light blue ground with a red-outlined cartouche containing radiating flowerheads interlaced with tendrils issuing further flowerheads, a pale apricot border of meandering flowering vine at each side, very slight wear, mounted and stretched
    18¼ x 16½in. (46.3 x 41.7cm.)


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    This beautifully coloured and drawn border is found on a larger Mughal velvet panel which was exhibited in Munich in 1910 (F. Sarre and F. R. Martin, Meisterwerke Muhammedanischer Kunst, exhibition catalogue, Munich, 1910, pl.205). Loaned by Mr Schutz in Paris it was attributed to 18th century Persia (Yezd). Another large panel of the same textile is in the Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon (L'Art Islamique dans la collection Calouste Gulbenkian, exhibition catalogue, Argel, Algeria, 2007, cover ilustration; also Arte do Oriente Islamico, Colecçao da Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon, 1963, no.82). Smaller panels from the field were sold by Bernheimer Fine Arts Ltd (advertisement in Hali 46, August 1989, p.4; and in these Rooms 22 April 1982, lot 118).

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