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Panel of velvet

Date:
late 13th–14th century
Culture:
Iranian, probably Tabriz
Medium:
Silk and metal thread
Dimensions:
L. 23 x W. 9 inches (58.4 x 22.9 cm)
Classification:
Textiles-Velvets
Credit Line:
Fletcher Fund, 1946
Accession Number:
46.156.72
Not on view
Imported Middle Eastern textiles were highly valued luxury goods during this period, and this velvet pattern was originally the product of the Persian workshops of Tabriz. The number of surviving pieces in European and American collections suggests that this attractive pattern was produced in relatively large quantities; it may have been imitated by Italian velvet weavers and produced for a long period of time.
[ Giorgio Sangiorgi , Rome, until 1946; to Loewi ] ; [ Adolph Loewi , Los Angeles, 1946; sold to MMA ]
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