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    Sale 7571

    Art of the Islamic and Indian Worlds

    8 April 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 165

    TWO OTTOMAN COMPOUND SILK PANELS

    TURKEY, 17TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    TWO OTTOMAN COMPOUND SILK PANELS
    TURKEY, 17TH CENTURY
    Each of deep pink silk of rectangular form with rows of cintamani design in blue, pink and green silk on a metal-thread ground, alternated with bands of plain metal-thread, now worn in places, mounted separately
    9¾ x 5 7/8in. (24.6 x 14.9cm.) and 7¾ x 5¾in. (20 x 14.8cm.) (2)


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    A very similar panel was exhibited in London in 1998 (Selvage to Selvage, exhibition catalogue, Spink and Son, London, 1998, no.14). Further examples are one sold by Lefevre, London, 10 October 1978, lot 31, and another, formerly in the Kelekian collection, published in Hali 33, p.92. A very large panel of the same silk is now in the Museum of Islamic Art, Qatar (Jon Thompson, Silk, 13th to 18th Century Treasures from the Museum of Islamic Art, Doha, Doha, 2004, no.3, pp.26-29). The note to that example suggested, on the basis of an example that survives in Sweden, that these strips of highly decorated cloth might have served as covers for documents.

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