Three Textile Fragments in Two Mounts

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Although the original textile survives only in fragments, enough pieces in The Met’s collection allow for a proper reconstruction (see also 1979.462.2). 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

Three Textile Fragments in Two Mounts, Silk; double weave

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