A metal thread embroidered red panel- tughra
Lot 219
A metal-thread embroidered silk Curtain with tughra of Sultan 'Abdulmecid (reigned 1839-61) Medina, Ottoman Empire dated AH 1257/AD 1841
Sold for £30,000 (US$ 50,424) inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
A metal-thread embroidered silk Curtain with tughra of Sultan 'Abdulmecid (reigned 1839-61)
Medina, Ottoman Empire dated AH 1257/AD 1841
rectangular, the red silk field with a large central medallion incorporating inscription in thuluth on embroidered silver metal-thread ground and applique green silk, upper cartouche with inscription in thuluth on embroidered silver metal thread ground, lower cartouche with the tughra of the Sultan and the date, background richly decorated with floral sprays in the Rococo style, backed
211 x 134 cm.

Footnotes

  • The inscriptions comprise:

    In the upper cartouche:
    A hadith of the Prophet;

    In the middle roundel:
    Qur'an, surah al-Baqarah(II), verse 255, ayat al-Kursi;

    In the lower cartouche:
    The tughra of Sultan 'Abdulmecid.
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