Lampas, quilted: silk

Overall: 11.4 x 16.5 x 16.5 cm (4 1/2 x 6 1/2 x 6 1/2 in.)

John L. Severance Fund 1950.510


On view at:

National Museum of African Art, Washington, DC
Oct 15, 2020 - Jul 30, 2021


Two sturdy multilayered caps feature striped silks with animals of the hunt alternating with inscriptions citing the prominent sultan al-Nasir Muhammed ibn Qala’un. The winter-weight quilted cap was part of a set with a matching quilted vest. Sultans and high officials may have worn such caps wrapped with a kerchief according to rank.

See also
T - Islamic
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