London, South Kensington
8 April 2011
A SILK AND WOOL FRAGMENT AND A PANEL OF SILVER GROUND SILK
POSSIBLY BUYID, IN THE STYLE OF 12TH CENTURY
the lampas woven with dark brown wool and tan coloured silk, depicting roundels with facing peacocks, alternating with a palmette-tipped tree flanked by griffins and the Qajae silk panel woven with seated figures in blue and pink robes
11 x 20ins. (28 x 51cms.) and 15 x 12.5ins. (38 x 32cms.)
mounted in perspex
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The dating of Buyid silks has been the subject of intense debate (See CIETA, 35, 1973, M Lemberg, The Buyid Silks of the Abegg Foundation, Ars Orientalis XXII et aliter.
This textile has been dated to 95 confidence intervals AD 1480-AD 1670.
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