An Otoman metal-thread embroidered silk Panel 19th Century ???
Lot 110W
An Ottoman metal-thread embroidered silk Panel Turkey or Egypt, late 19th Century
£50,000 - 70,000
US$ 78,000 - 110,000

Lot Details
An Ottoman metal-thread embroidered silk Panel
Turkey or Egypt, late 19th Century
rectangular, the red silk ground with panels of applied green and grey silk, embroidered in silver and gilt thread, depicting a muqarnas niche supported by two columns, enclosing a large central inscription with two smaller lines of inscription above, below a pair of ewers flanked by flowering plants, the spandrels with a calligraphic roundel against a foliate flanked by inscription cartouches, rosettes and a cable-band, the outer border with a band of palmettes
214 x 123 cm.

Footnotes

  • Provenance: Sotheby's, Arts of the Islamic World, 8 October, 2008, lot 60.

    The inscriptions comprise: in the two roundels; the shahada;
    in the cartouche band within the spandrels; a repetition of shafa'a ya rasul allah, "Intercession, O Messenger of God!"; in the two lines, surah al-Ahzab (XXXIII), 45 and the name "Mahmud ibn 'Abd al-Hamid"; and in the large inscription in mirrored form, allahu al-ghafur, "God is the Most forgiving".
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