13 April 2010,
London, King Street
Price realised GBP 67,250
Estimate GBP 10,000 - GBP 12,000
A SAFAVID SILK SAMITE PANEL
IRAN, 17TH CENTURY
Of rectangular form, the ivory ground woven in salmon pink with a repeating small scale design of a seated prince in a garden being offered gifts by two winged figures, one of whom approaches from in front and offers a cup, the other flies overhead with trailing robes and offers a peacock, slight staining around three edges
14¼ x 9¾in. (36 x 24.9cm.)
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A fragment from the same textile is in the Wadsworth Atheneum (Adèle Coulin Weibel, Two Thousand Years of Textiles, The Figured Textiles of Europe and the Near East, New York, 1952, no. 128, p.117).
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