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Two rare Nasrid silk fragments depicting peacocks, Spain, 14th/15th century
each silk fragment of rectangular form featuring a peacock woven in dark and light blue, and dark and light beige, with a large stylised tail rising above its head and feet in movement
Quantity: 2
34.5 by 21cm; 33 by 21cm.
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Provenance

Matossian, Cairo/Paris, 1960.
Heidi Vollmoeller, Zurich, 1960-2003.

Literature

Setz-Frey, A. 'Zu Gast in der Galerie Heidi Vollmoeller', in 57 Jahrgang, vol.1, November 1969-70, pp.204-5, (monochrome illustration).
Monochrome postcard, New Year, 1968 (of one textile only).
Seltene Antike Koptische, Islamische und Präkolumbianische Stoffe sowie Teik ainor Vorderasiatischer Teppiche, Galerie Heidi Vollmoeller, exhibition catalogue, Zurich, 2001, p.54, no.340.

Catalogue Note

This lot is accompanied by a copy of the radiocarbon calibration report by the ETH University, Zurich, confirming the date of manufacture between 1295 and 1400 AD.

Arts of the Islamic World including Fine Rugs and Carpets

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