A metal-thread embroidered silk Curtain made for the Tomb of the Prophet, Medina (Hujrat al-Qabr al
Lot 191W
A metal-thread embroidered silk Curtain made for the Tomb of the Prophet, Medina (Hujrat al-Qabr al Nabawi al-Sharif) with the tughra of Sultan 'Abdulmecid (reigned AH 1255-77/ AD 1839-61) Ottoman Empire, circa 1839-61
£30,000 - 40,000
US$ 50,000 - 67,000
Auction Details
Lot Details
A metal-thread embroidered silk Curtain made for the Tomb of the Prophet, Medina (Hujrat al-Qabr al Nabawi al-Sharif) with the tughra of Sultan 'Abdulmecid (reigned AH 1255-77/ AD 1839-61)
Ottoman Empire, circa 1839-61
rectangular, the black silk ground embroidered with silver and gilt thread with applique crimson, yellow and green silk panels, two architectural barley twist columns with a hanging mosque lamp, lower field with the tughra of the Sultan above a panoply flanked by floral sprays in silver and gilt metal, outer boarders decorated with an intertwining vegetal motif, backed
246 x 134 cm.

Footnotes

  • The inscriptions comprise:

    In the top red roundel: a hadith of the Prophet.
    In the two green roundels: the Shahada.
    In the red band: Qur'an, surah al-A'raf (VII), parts of 89.
    In the lamp, in mirror form: ya fattah 'O The Opener [of all doors]'.
    With the tughra of Sultan 'Abddulmecid.
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