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    Sale 7571

    Art of the Islamic and Indian Worlds

    8 April 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 203

    A SAFAVID SILK AND METAL THREAD BROCADE PANEL

    IRAN, 17TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A SAFAVID SILK AND METAL THREAD BROCADE PANEL
    IRAN, 17TH CENTURY
    Of rectangular form, the dark blue satin ground woven with cloudbands between offset rows of large plant springing flowerheads and tulips woven in coloured silk and metallic thread, repairs in the upper corners of the panel, areas of wear, mounted
    13¾ x 28¼in. (35.4 x 71.5cm.)


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    Another panel from the same textile is in the Museum of Islamic Art, Berlin, (Reingard Neumann and Gerhard Murza, Persische Seiden: Die Gewebekunst der Safawiden und ihrer Nachfolger, Leipzig, 1988, cat. no. 185, fig. 187.

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    Provenance

    F.R. Martin, acquired before 1931


    Exhibited

    The International Exhibition of Persian Art, Royal Academy of Arts, London, 1931, cat. no. 332 G, see catalogue p. 203. Lent by Dr. F.R. Martin, Florence (exhibition label still on the textile).