17 September 1999
A Embroidered Wall Hanging
India, late Mughal, 18th Century
Finely embroidered with a stem of blossoms rising from water beneath a leafy arch, all within matching flower scroll borders on a cream ground
85 x 23.5/8 in. (215 x 60 cm)
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Compare a slightly earlier example in the Victoria and Albert Museum, J. Guy and D. Swallow (ed.), Arts of India: 1550-1900, 1990, cat. no. 66.
Please note that the proper width of this textile is 45 inches.
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