End panel of a sash
Object Place: Iran (probably Kashan)
Overall: 62.5 x 23 cm (24 5/8 x 9 1/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Silk and metal-wrapped silk; plain weave with complementary wefts and inner warps (taqueté), brocaded
Not On View
The ground is woven with tarnished silver thread. The design consists of an ogival frame-work woven with green silk enclosing rosettes woven with blue silk and silver thread, surrounded by a floral design woven with pinkish orange silk. Around the edge is a narrow floral border woven with green, yellow, pinkish orange, and a little pale blue silk. It is mounted on pongee and framed.
In the corners of this panel, inscriptions proclaim "God is most great."
Gift of Mrs. William F. Wharton to the MFA, February 4, 1937.
Gift of Mrs. William F. Wharton