• Art of the Islamic and Indian  auction at Christies

    Sale 7843

    Art of the Islamic and Indian Worlds

    13 April 2010, London, King Street

  • Lot 111

    A SAFAVID SILK AND SILVER THREAD BROCADE PANEL

    IRAN, SECOND HALF 17TH CENTURY

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    A SAFAVID SILK AND SILVER THREAD BROCADE PANEL
    IRAN, SECOND HALF 17TH CENTURY
    Plainweave with complementary wefts, the silver thread field with an ogival lattice linked by rosettes enclosing panels each containing a stylised tulip or carnation spray, slight faded, metal thread thinning
    23¼ x 15¼in. (59.4 x 38.7cm.)


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    A very similar textile is in the Textile Museum, Washington (Carol Bier (ed.), Woven from the Soul, Spun from the Heart, exhibition catalogue, Washington D.C., 1987, no.3, p.142).

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