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Fragment

Date:
16th century
Geography:
Turkey, Bursa
Culture:
Islamic
Medium:
Silk, metal wrapped thread; lampas (kemha)
Dimensions:
Textile: H. 49 1/2 in. (125.7 cm) W.19 in. (48.3 cm) Mount: H. 54 in. (137.2 cm) W. 21 3/16 in. (53.8 cm) D. 1 in. (2.5 cm)
Classification:
Textiles-Woven
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1908
Accession Number:
08.109.24a–c
Not on view
The ogival lattice pattern seen in this silk was one of the most popular designs for textiles in the Ottoman court. Popular in both China and Mamluk Egypt, the ogival design made its way into the Ottoman visual repertoire, where it was combined with the floral style favored by the imperial court. The tall, narrow, irregular shape of this silk textile suggests it was cut for use as a sleeve of a robe or other garment.
[ Dikran G. Kelekian, New York, until 1908; sold to MMA]
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