Requires Photography

Panel (one of two)

Probably Persian
Late 19th–20th century


Object Place: Persia

Dimensions

47.5 x 59 cm (18 11/16 x 23 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

51.2388b

Medium or Technique

Silk; compound weaving

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Repeating scene of two figures in Pesian-style dress. One is bound and led on a rope by the other who wears a scimitar and carries an axe over his shoulder. A tree motif separates each repeating. Background of simple repeating blossoms and leaves. Red, white black and green silk, plus silver colored wrapped (metallic?) yarns. Good condition. See: 51.508. B is pieced; tape borders. A is mounted on blue cotton.

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection