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Panel from a Tent Lining

Object Name:
Tent panel
Date:
1725–50
Geography:
India, Burhanpur
Culture:
Islamic
Medium:
Cotton; plain weave, mordant-painted and dyed, resist-dyed
Dimensions:
H. 51 9/16 in. (131 cm) W. 36 5/8 in. (93 cm)
Classification:
Textiles-Painted and/or Printed
Credit Line:
Purchase, Friends of Islamic Art Gifts, 2011
Accession Number:
2011.528
Not on view
The motifs on this panel, originally one of several joined as a lining for a tent, relate to those found on a larger group of dyed textiles attributed to Burhanpur, a city in the northern Deccan that is believed to have been an important center for production in the eighteenth century. Several other panels with rinceau borders around niches containing tall flowering plants growing out of diminutive vases are known, including a set that once belonged to Tipu Sultan of Mysore (1750–1799).
Private collection, Surrey, England (since before 1947); [ Indar Pasricha Fine Arts, London, until 2011; sold to MMA]
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