Silk Fragment with Circular Rosace-like Floriate Medallions
first half 16th century
Turkey, probably Istanbul
Silk, metal wrapped thread; lampas (kemha)
Textile: H. 50 in. (127 cm)
W. 25 1/2 in. (64.8 cm)
Mount: H. 54 3/8 in. (138.1 cm)
W. 30 in. (76.2 cm)
D. 1 in. (2.5 cm)
Purchase, Joseph Pulitzer Bequest, 1952
Not on view
Dikran G. Kelekian, New York (by 1908–d. 1951; his estate, New York, 1951–52;sold to MMA)
Atil, Esin. The Age of Sultan Suleyman the Magnificent. Washington, DC: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1987. no. 146, pp. 211-212, ill. pl. 146 (color).
Ekhtiar, Maryam, Sheila R. Canby, Navina Haidar, and Priscilla P. Soucek, ed. Masterpieces from the Department of Islamic Art in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. 1st ed. ed. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2011. no. 227, p. 319, ill. p. 319 (color).