A Ottoman woven silk Tomb cover made into a tunic Turkey, 19th Century
Lot 131
An Ottoman lampas weave silk Tunic made from a Cenotaph Cover Turkey, 19th Century
Sold for £5,625 (US$ 9,348) inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
An Ottoman lampas weave silk Tunic made from a Cenotaph Cover
Turkey, 19th Century
with V-neck and short sleeves, the dark red silk ground woven with cream with zig-zag bands containing inscriptions, mounted in a perspex case
79 cm. long

Footnotes

  • The inscriptions comprise: in the wide band, a repetition of 'God, Muhammad'; in the wide band between the two narrow bands, a repetition the shahada; in the top narrow band, a repetition of Qur'an, sura XXXIII, al-ahzab, verse 56; in the narrow band, a repetition of 'And may God be pleased with Abu Bakr and 'Umar and 'Uthman and 'Ali and the Companions, all of them.'

    For a similar panel in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, see Meisterwerke aus dem Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Berlin, 1981, no. 114, pp. 268-9; and Patricia Baker, Islamic Textiles, London, 1995, p. 94.
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