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Panel with birds in flowering foliage

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Panel made up of fragments. Ground: gold (gilded silver wound on yellow silk) weft tied by fine pinkish yellow warp. Design: birds & flowers arranged on ogival lines, woven with several shades of pink, lavender, and bluish gray silk (weft). A floral border, sewed around panel. Worn.

Provenance

1938, gift of Philip Lehman (b. 1861 - d. 1947), New York, to the MFA. (Accession Date: April 14, 1938)

Credit Line

Gift of Philip Lehman in memory of his wife Carrie L. Lehman

Persian, Safavid Dynasty, First quarter of the 17th century

Object Place

Iran

Dimensions

80 x 158 cm (31 1/2 x 62 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

38.1055

Medium or Technique

Complementary wefts and inner warps (taqueté), brocaded

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles