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Brocade with Hunting Scene

Object Name:
Brocade
Date:
18th century
Geography:
Iran, probably Kashan
Culture:
Islamic
Medium:
Silk, metal wrapped thread; taqueté
Dimensions:
Textile: H. 54 in. (137.2 cm) W. 29 in. (73.7 cm) Mount: H. 59 1/4 in. (150.5 cm) W. 34 in. (86.4 cm) D. 1 in. (2.5 cm) Wt. 30 lbs. (13.6 kg)
Classification:
Textiles-Woven
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1910
Accession Number:
10.166
  • Description

    Hunting was an enduringly popular theme in Iranian art and appears on Safavid textiles from the early sixteenth century. In this eighteenth-century example, the hunter wears a blue coat and a tall, multipronged cap with a scarf wrapped around it. The cap resembles those seen in paintings of the period of Nadir Shah Afshar (r. 1736–47), helping to date the painting to the eighteenth century.

  • Provenance

    [ Tabbagh Frères, Paris and New York, until 1910; sold to MMA]

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