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Textile Fragments with Irises

Object Name:
Fragments
Date:
mid-17th century
Geography:
Attributed to Iran
Medium:
Silk, metal wrapped thread; lampas
Dimensions:
Fragment a: H. 10 1/4 in. (26 cm)
W. 4 3/8 in. (11.1 cm)
Fragment b: H. 4 1/8 in. (10.5 cm)
W. 4 7/8 in. (12.4 cm)
Mount a: H. 13 7/8 in. (35.2 cm)
W. 8 5/8 in. (21.9 cm)
D. 2 1/8 in. (5.4 cm)
Mount b: H. 7 1/4 in. (18.4 cm)
W. 12 in. (30.5 cm)
D. 7/8 in. (2.2 cm)
Classification:
Textiles-Woven
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1909
Accession Number:
09.50.1110a, b
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 462
These rectangular silk textile fragments are decorated with a repeat pattern of accurately rendered purple irises and daisylike flowers, all set against a shimmering gilt background. The texture and detailing of the irises is particularly naturalistic, and the overall realism and elegance of the work suggest a master weaver working from a well-conceived cartoon.
Friedrich FischbachCollection, Wiesbaden (until 1909; sold to Dr. Voos for MMA)
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