A woven panel with bird design (David Collection)
Lot 93*
An exquisite Safavid woven silk and gilt-metal-thread Panel Persia, 17th Century
Sold for £49,200 (US$ 82,696) inc. premium
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An exquisite Safavid woven silk and gilt-metal-thread Panel
Persia, 17th Century
of irregular quadrilateral form, depicting a series of repeated silver parrots perched on leafy branches amidst orange peonies and blue carnations on gold coloured ground, old exhibition label on reverse, 'International Exhibition of Persian Art, London, 1931, MFF1, No. 101'
39 x 30 cm.

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  • Provenance:
    US Collection.

    Exhibited:
    International Exhibition of Persian Art, London, 1931.

    This fragment is closely related to an example in the David Collection (see K. von. Folsach, Art from the World of Islam, Copenhagen 2001, pl. 667). In both cases, the irregular shape can be explained by their former use in garments.
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