AN EMBROIDERED FIGURAL TEXTILE FRAGMENT
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AN EMBROIDERED FIGURAL TEXTILE FRAGMENT

SKYROS, SPORADES ISLANDS, OTTOMAN GREECE, 18TH CENTURY

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AN EMBROIDERED FIGURAL TEXTILE FRAGMENT
SKYROS, SPORADES ISLANDS, OTTOMAN GREECE, 18TH CENTURY
Possibly from a bed cover, silk on cream linen ground, embroidered with a standing figure wearing a turban, tunic and elaborate moustache flanked by two smaller figures amidst floral sprays, the border with simplified floral scrollwork, mounted, framed and glazed, the frame with mother-of-pearl and tortoiseshell inlay
The panel 15 ½ x 12 ¾in. (39.5 x 32.4cm.)
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Prospective purchasers are advised that several countries prohibit the importation of property containing materials from endangered species, including but not limited to coral, ivory and tortoiseshell. Accordingly, prospective purchasers should familiarize themselves with relevant customs regulations prior to bidding if they intend to import this lot into another country.

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Lot Essay

Our figural fragment, possibly from a bed cover, finds a direct comparison in another fragment attributed to the 18th century and now kept at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London (T.57-1926). The layout of the figural motifs on the museum’s piece is identical to our panel where two diminutive female attendants flank a taller figure of a male in Ottoman dress.
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