Dec 8, 2009
Dec 8, 2009

Ogival Lattice with Horizontal Design

Ogival Lattice with Horizontal Design

1600–1650

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Silk and gilt-metal thread: lampas weave

Average: 138.4 x 62.9 cm (54 1/2 x 24 3/4 in.)

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Wade 1916.1679.a

Location

Did you know?

There is a pomegranate design in each ogee.

Description

There is a pomegranate design in each ogee (pointed arch) of this silk brocade fragment. The pomegranate is a small tree originating in Persia (today’s Iran) bearing fruit of deep red flesh filled with hundreds of seeds. The pomegranate has been revered as a symbol for health and fertility by many civilizations. In Islam the pomegranate is associated with paradise as described in the Qur’an.

See also
Collection: 
T - Islamic
Department: 
Textiles
Type of artwork: 
Textile

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