Although the original textile survives only in fragments, enough pieces in The Met’s collection allow for a proper reconstruction (see also 2019.297.15.1, .2). Two bands alternate through the ground of this turquoise and navy silk: one which consists of pairs of facing split-palmettes, a motif that was common from Turkey to Egypt during the 12th–14th centuries; and the other which is dominated by a series of lozenges framing the truncated form of the word al-sultan, the title bestowed upon rulers. Both the medium of silk and the royal title of Sultan indicates that these fragments can be associated with the highest form of Mamluk patronage
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