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    Sale 5331

    Indian and Islamic Works of Art and Textiles

    11 April 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 560

    AN EMBROIDERED HANGING, OTTOMAN, CIRCA 1700

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    AN EMBROIDERED HANGING, OTTOMAN, CIRCA 1700
    The plainwoven linen ground embroidered in bright silks with large red tulip flowerheads alternating with blue artichoke palmette designs surrounded by minor motifs, narrow reciprocal border, slight losses and damages, mounted and stretched--55 x 44in. (140 x 112cm.)


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    Although the pattern of tulip and artichoke palmettes is not unusual, this panel is distinctive in the scale of motifs. A late 17th century Bohça panel with motifs almost as large was exhibited in London, (David Black and Clive Loveless, Embroidered Flowers from Thrace to Tartary, artary, London, 1981, no.5). A later example of a similar pattern is in the Victoria and Albert Museum, (Marianne Ellis and Jennifer Wearden, Ottoman Embroidery, London, 2001, p.18, pl.23).

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