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Corded gray-green silk on which are couched a pair of peacocks with raised tails. Between the heads is a star, below the birds a fish. Worked with gold and silver thread, yellowish-red, deep rose-pink and black silk. Lined with dark red silk.

Provenance

Purchased by the donor of C. Filippo of Paris and Teheran.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Persian, 18th–19th century

Dimensions

Overall: 15 x 14 cm (5 7/8 x 5 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

15.1107

Medium or Technique

Silk; embroidery

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes