Lot 16
  • 16

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

Estimate
5,000 - 7,000 GBP
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Description

  • textile
the red silk ground woven with cream silk thread, divided by horizontal chevrons into a series of alternating wide and narrow bands decorated with calligraphic inscriptions in vigorous muhaqqaq, with cartouches flanked by two roundels on each side, mounted

Catalogue Note

inscriptions

In the wide band: repeat of the Shahada

Bordering the wide band: Qur’an, chapter II (al-Baqara), part of verse 144 (above); chapter III (al-'Imran), verse 96 (below)

In the roundels and cartouches: Invocations to God through three of his attributes.

Fragments with the same loom pattern are in the Victoria and Albert Museum, London (inv. no.1063-1900), the Textile Museum, Washington (inv. no. TM 3.158a) and the David Collection, Copenhagen (inv.no.20/1971).
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