Fragment with Koranic inscriptions
Early 18th century
Object Place: Iran
Overall: 43.8 x 55.2 cm (17 1/4 x 21 3/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Silk; plain weave with complementary wefts and inner warps (taqueté)
Not On View
Front side: beige ground with blue Arabic script, repeating Koranic verse in interior inscriptions and invocation on edges.
First verse of Koran chapter 48: "Verily, We have granted thee a manifest victory!" The border repeats the Koranic invocation, "In the name of God, the merciful, the compassionate."
By 1960, Mr. and Mrs. John Goelet, Cambridge, MA; 1960, gift of Goelet's to the MFA. (Accession Date: April 14, 1960)
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. John Goelet