Textile fragment

Persian
Safavid Dynasty
late 16th or 17th century


Object Place: Iran

Dimensions

31 x 38 cm (12 3/16 x 14 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

98.963

Medium or Technique

Silk; plain-weave triple cloth

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

The design consists of stripes of squares filled with oval medallions, in which are conventional bunches of flowers. Between the squares are cartouches with Arabic inscriptions. The piece is woven with red, light blue, yellow, light green and violet silk and narrow strips of silver gilt. Much pieced.

Inscription

Persian poetry on this minutely detailed textile reads, "Come, for the Padshah's victorious banner has arrived; the good news and glad tidings of triumph have reached the sun and moon…"

Provenance

Gift of Denman Waldo Ross to MFA, November 10, 1898.
Nov. 10, 1898.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection