Silk textile fragment: Layla visiting Majnun in the wilderness, Ghiyath
Late 16th to early 17th century
Object Place: Iran
69 x 68 cm (27 3/16 x 26 3/4 in.); Legacy dimension: 0.68 x 0.69
Medium or Technique
Silk and metal-wrapped Silk; brocaded lampas
Not On View
Ground: faded black satin. Design: repeated figures illustrating the story of Leila and Majnun. Leila, riding on a camel looks down on a camel, looks down on Majnun surrounded by animals. Woven with tarnished silver and gold thread (silver wound on white silk, gilded silver wound on yellow silk), and blue, green, yellow, pinkish orange, and white silk. Worn and faded. On the howdah an inscription in Arabic “Amel Ghiyâth” work of Ghiyâth.
"work of Ghiyath," appears on Layla's litter
Denman Ross collection, Feb. 2, 1928.
Denman Waldo Ross Collection