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Rectangular silk fragment

Object Name:
Fragment
Date:
last quarter 16th century
Geography:
Attributed to Turkey, Bursa
Medium:
Silk, metal wrapped thread; lampas (kemha)
Dimensions:
Textile: H. 39 1/2 in. (100.3 cm) W. 22 in. (55.9 cm) Mount: H. 43 1/2 in. (110.5 cm) W. 26 1/2 in. (67.3 cm) D. 7/8 in. (2.2 cm)
Classification:
Textiles-Woven
Credit Line:
Purchase, Joseph Pulitzer Bequest, 1952
Accession Number:
52.20.20
Not on view
This rectangular fragment was woven in the kemha technique using metal-wrapped thread. Its design combines paired and winglike half-palmettes, and groups of three circles (the so-called chintamani design) over a red satin background.
Dikran G. Kelekian, New York (by 1908–d. 1951; his estate, 1951–52;sold to MMA)
Theresienhöhe. "Meisterwerke Muhammedanisher Kunst," 1910.

University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. "Special Persian Exhibition," 1926, no. 748.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "The Nature of Islamic Ornament Part II: Vegetal Patterns," September 10, 1998–January 10, 1999, no catalogue.

Pope, Arthur Upham. "Special Persian Exhibition." Bulletin of the Pennsylvania Museum Vol. XXII, no. 107 (November 1926). pp. 245-251.

Atasoy, Nurhan, Walter B. Denny, Louise W. Mackie, and Hulya Tezcan. IPEK: imperial Ottoman silks and velvets, edited by Julian Raby, and Alison Effeny. London: Azimuth Editions, 2001. pp. 288–89, ill. fig. 259 (b/w).



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