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Tomb cover fragment with Koranic inscriptions

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The ground is divided into rectangular forms by white bands of conventional floral ornament, in these are ovals with Arabic inscriptions. The colors are blue, red and white.

Provenance

Gift of Denman Waldo Ross to MFA, February 16, 1903.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Persian, Probably early 18th century

Object Place

Iran

Dimensions

67.3 x 41.9 x 37.5 cm (26.50 x 16.50 x 14 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

03.700

Medium or Technique

Silk; plain weave with complementary wefts and inner warps (taqueté)

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles