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Panel of brocade

Persian
Around 1600


Object Place: Persia

Dimensions

125 x 164 cm (49 3/16 x 64 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

52.487

Medium or Technique

Silver and Silk; Twill, brocade

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Brocaded in silver wire, gilded silver wire wound on silk cores and polychrome silks on a twill ground of honey-colored silk. Borders with rosettes and symmetrical arrangements of leaves and flowers and bands of gold with flower motifs. In center, symmetrical pattern of foliate scrolling stems and flowers with a large silver flower in the center and halves and quarters of this motif around inner silk taffeta. Stained, worn, holes. Silver and gold tarnished.

Provenance

Dikran Kélékian (b. 1868 - d. 1951), New York; sold by Kélékian to Adolph Loewi, Los Angeles; 1952, sold by Loewi to the MFA for $700. (Accession Date: May 15, 1952)

Credit Line

H. E. Bolles Fund