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Silk textile fragment: Layla visiting Majnun in the wilderness, Ghiyath

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Ground: faded black satin. Design: repeated figures illustrating the story of Leila and Majnun. Leila, riding on a camel looks down on a camel, looks down on Majnun surrounded by animals. Woven with tarnished silver and gold thread (silver wound on white silk, gilded silver wound on yellow...

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Inscription

"work of Ghiyath," appears on Layla's litter

Provenance

Denman Ross collection, Feb. 2, 1928.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Persian, Safavid Dynasty, Late 16th to early 17th century

Object Place

Iran

Dimensions

69 x 68 cm (27 3/16 x 26 3/4 in.); Legacy dimension: 0.68 x 0.69

Accession Number

28.17

Medium or Technique

Silk and metal-wrapped Silk; brocaded lampas

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles