A Qaba door Panel
Lot 188W
An Ottoman metal-thread embroidered silk Panel with the tughra of Sultan Mahmud (reg. 1808-39) made for the Holy City of Medina Period of Mahmud II (AH 1223-55/ 1808-39)
£25,000 - 30,000
US$ 39,000 - 47,000

Lot Details
An Ottoman metal-thread embroidered silk Panel with the tughra of Sultan Mahmud (reg. 1808-39) made for the Holy City of Medina
Period of Mahmud II (AH 1223-55/ 1808-39)
rectangular, embroidered in silver and gilt thread and with applique silk panels containing thuluth inscriptions on a black silk ground, the upper field with a red cartouche, below two red roundels within floral swags, the central field with a yellow medallion containing a tughra, flanked by red and yellow cartouches, above a further yellow cartouche, the interspaces filled with floral and foliate swags, the lower field with a rectangular section containing floral swags, all within a floral vine border, backed
225 x 127 cm.

Footnotes

  • The inscriptions read as follows:

    The red panel at the top: Qur'an, surah al-Baqarah (II), 255.
    The two pale-green roundels at the top: the shahadah.
    The central yellow medallion: the tughra of Mahmud (1223-55/AD1808-39).
    The yellow roundel flanked by two red panels: the signature of Mahmud II as 'The conqueror Mahmud son of 'Abdul Hamid wrote it'.
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