Lot 15
  • 15

An Ottoman gold-ground calligraphic silk textile panel, Turkey, 19th/20th century

4,000 - 6,000 GBP
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  • Silk textile mounted on wood stretcher
the dark gold-coloured ground woven with light-golden coloured silk thread, divided by horizontal chevrons into a series of alternating wide and narrow bands decorated with calligraphic inscriptions, invocations in between, mounted

Catalogue Note


In the wide bands: 'God, Muhammad' in one and the shahada in the other.

In the narrow bands, in one band:
'May Mighty God be pleased with Abi Bakr and 'Umar and 'Uthman and 'Ali and the companions all of them'

In the other: Qur'an, chapter XXXIII (al-Ahzab), verse 56.