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    Sale 5454

    Indian and Islamic Textiles

    15 April 2010, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 70

    A PANEL OF FINE EMBROIDERY

    EPIRUS, 17TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A PANEL OF FINE EMBROIDERY
    EPIRUS, 17TH CENTURY
    worked with pairs of blue peacocks and green, white and pink tulips
    8 x 40in. (18 x 96cm.)
    mounted in UV filtered perspex frame


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    This panel probably was part of a bed sheet, part of the dowry of a young girl. The peacock motifs are characteristic and can be seen on several examples in institutions, such as the embroidery in the Textile Museum, Washington, illustrated on Plate 6, Catalogue Number 12, Aegean Crossroads.

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    Provenance

    Ex Kasmin Collection


    Saleroom Notice

    Please note that 'Kasmin Collection' has been mis-spelled in the printed catalogue. It should be spelled with an 's' not a 'z'.