A MONGOL 'CLOTH OF GOLD' SILK AND METAL-THREAD LAMPAS PANEL
A MONGOL 'CLOTH OF GOLD' SILK AND METAL-THREAD LAMPAS PANEL
A MONGOL 'CLOTH OF GOLD' SILK AND METAL-THREAD LAMPAS PANEL
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A MONGOL 'CLOTH OF GOLD' SILK AND METAL-THREAD LAMPAS PANEL

CENTRAL ASIA, 13TH CENTURY

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A MONGOL 'CLOTH OF GOLD' SILK AND METAL-THREAD LAMPAS PANEL
CENTRAL ASIA, 13TH CENTURY
The salmon-pink ground woven with gilt-thread in a repeated hexagonal lattice pattern, each enclosing a rosette against swirling arabesques, one selvage lacking, mounted, behind clear acrylic
11 7⁄8 x 21 5⁄8in. (30 x 55cm.)
Provenance
With Lisbet Holmes Textiles, London, 1988

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Lot Essay

The geometric lattice of the present lot relates closely to another textile from the David Collection (inv. no. 14/1992) and the two may have originally been part of the same textile. While complex geometric patterns were commonly used in architecture, metalwork and ceramics in the Islamic world, they are rarely found on textiles outside of the Spanish-Muslim and Egyptian-Syrian areas (Kjeld von Folsach and Anne-Marie Keblow Bernsted, Woven Treasures – Textiles from the World of Islam, Copenhagen, 1993).

For further information on this textile and Mongol 'Cloth of Gold' please refer to the note of the previous lot.

Whilst relatively large examples of ‘Cloth of Gold’ in good condition such as this and the previous lot come to the market, two Mongol robes made from ‘Cloth of Gold’ were sold in these Rooms, 6 October 2011, lots 105 and 106.

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