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A fragment from a large morocco binding, Egypt or Syria, Mamluk, 15th century
Estimate
8,00012,000
LOT SOLD. 10,000 GBP
JUMP TO LOT
17
A fragment from a large morocco binding, Egypt or Syria, Mamluk, 15th century
Estimate
8,00012,000
LOT SOLD. 10,000 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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A fragment from a large morocco binding, Egypt or Syria, Mamluk, 15th century
of rectangular form, the outer bands with panels of knotwork and densely-interlaced s-shapes, four panels at the outer corners decorated with interlacing palmettes, the central panel decorated with a rectilinear interlace outlined with gold curvilinear knotted hatched pentagons
48 by 33.5cm.
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Catalogue Note

The decoration of the central panel, with a gold-lined rectilinear interlace interspersed with dotted and hatched curvilinear knots is also found on two bindings attributed to the fourteenth century, probably made in Egypt or Syria (Bosch 1981, pp.105-6). The decoration in the upper and lower outer bands is very similar to a strip of knot-work mesh in a fourteenth/fifteenth century flap now in the Chester Beatty Library (Bosch 1981, pp.135-6). Two other comparables are in the Victoria and Albert Museum, inv. no.366/15-1888 and inv. no.1070B-1869 (Haldane 1983, p.35 and p.39).

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