• Art of the Islamic and Indian  auction at Christies

    Sale 7751

    Art of the Islamic and Indian Worlds

    6 October 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 25

    A SELJUK SILK LAMPAS ROBE FRAGMENT

    IRAN OR CENTRAL ASIA, 10TH/11TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A SELJUK SILK LAMPAS ROBE FRAGMENT
    IRAN OR CENTRAL ASIA, 10TH/11TH CENTURY
    On beige ground, the decoration comprising a series of large roundels each containing a pair of confronted birds bordered by a band of highly stylised calligraphy, divided by minor roundels of confronted and vertically mirrored horses with swirling vine borders, floral sprays in the interstices, fragmentary, areas of wear and small holes
    26 3/8in. (67cm.) max.


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    The inscription in the roundels of the textile is a mirrored repitition of bi'l yumn wa al-dawla (With Good Fortune and Wealth).

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