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    Sale 5454

    Indian and Islamic Textiles

    15 April 2010, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 152

    A PANEL OF GOLD GROUND SILK

    SAFAVID, LATE 16TH, LATE 17TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A PANEL OF GOLD GROUND SILK
    SAFAVID, LATE 16TH, LATE 17TH CENTURY
    woven with flowering rose shrub
    6.5 x 15.5in. (16 x 40cm.)
    mounted in perspex


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    Compare Catalogue Number 19, page 174, Woven From the Heart, Spun From the Soul, Carol Bier, The Textile Museum, Washington, for an illustration of a further example of this silk.

    See too her discussion of the influence of English and Dutch Herbariums on the drawing of these silks, mainly through the work of Shafi Abbasi in the years between 1630 and 1670.

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