An Ottoman metal-thread embroidered silk Panel with the tughra of Sultan Abdul Mecid (AH 1255-77/ AD 1839-61) dated AH 1265/ AD 1848-9
Lot 114W
An Ottoman metal-thread embroidered silk Panel with the tughra of Sultan Abdul Mecid (AH 1255-77/ AD 1839-61) dated AH 1265/ AD 1848-9
£25,000 - 35,000
US$ 41,000 - 58,000
Auction Details
Lot Details
An Ottoman metal-thread embroidered silk Panel with the tughra of Sultan Abdul Mecid (AH 1255-77/ AD 1839-61)
dated AH 1265/ AD 1848-9
of rectangular form, the light green silk ground profusely embroidered with silver and gilt threads, depicting a niche enclosing an inscription filled hanging lamp, below the tughra within floral branches tied with a bow, the spandrels filled with a calligraphic roundel surrounded by trailing floral vines on a red ground, the side panels with elongated inscription cartouches within entwined foliate vines on a mustard yellow ground
137 x 212 cm.

Footnotes

  • Provenance: Sotheby's Arts of the Islamic world, 8 October 2008, lot 58.

    The inscriptions read: in the two roundels; the shahada;
    in the hanging lamp in mirrored form, ya fattah, "O Opener of [all doors]"; in the side panels, Qur'an, surah al-Ikhlas (CXII); and the tughra of Sultan Abdul Mecid (AH 1255-77/ AD 1839-61).
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