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Collecting Turkmen Jewelry: The Marshall and Marilyn R. Wolf Collection

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Date:
ca. 1640–50
Geography:
India, Deccan, Golconda
Culture:
Islamic
Medium:
Cotton; plain weave, mordant painted and dyed, resist dyed
Dimensions:
Textile: H. 24 in. (61 cm) W. 36 in. (91.4 cm) Mount: H. 30 5/16 in. (77 cm) W. 41 3/8 in. (105.1 cm) D. 1 in. (2.5 cm)
Classification:
Textiles-Painted and/or Printed
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1928
Accession Number:
28.159.1
  • Description

    A number of chintz rumals and large summer carpets bear inventory notations written by clerks in the storeroom of the Amber Palace, near Jaipur. This rumal has only a brief notation indicating an inventory date of November–December 1673. Some rumals have more informative notations, giving multiple inventory dates, sizes, and even prices. This example shows scenes of courtly life involving figures in both Persian and Indian dress.

  • Signatures, Inscriptions, and Markings

    Inscription: In Persian (black ink); on the back: "Tarikh tashkhan/seneh 1084/arx (yak-Zar?) 59.225. (Date of (putting in) tahkhan (i.e. treasury) year 1084 (A.D. 1673) - width (one zaar?) - 59.225 (tomans)

    Marking: See link panel.

  • Provenance

    [ Imre Schwaiger, London, until 1928; sold to MMA]

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