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Cap with striped inscribed silk

Cap with striped inscribed silk

1300s
Location: not on view

Description

Blue and white silk has been pieced to form a hat with the joins concealed by pink plaited ribbons. Bands of crescent moons alternate first with band of running deer and lions and then with band of Arabic inscriptions written in Naskhi script.
  • by 1934–?
    Bacri Collection, Paris, France
    ?–1985
    (Loewi - Robertson, Inc., Los Angeles, CA, sold to the Cleveland Museum of Art)
    1985–
    The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH
  • Institut français d'archéologie orientale du Caire, Etienne Combe, Jean Sauvaget, and Gaston Wiet. Répertoire chronologique d'épigraphie arabe. Le Caire: Impr. de l'Institut français d'archéologie orientale, 1931. vol. 15, no. 5876
    Schmidt, J. Heinrich. “Damaste Der Mamlūkenzeit.” Ars Islamica 1, no. 1 (1934): 99–109. Reproduced: p. 108, fig. 12 www.jstor.org
    Combe, Etienne, Jean Sauvaget, and Gaston Wiet. Répertoire chronologique d'épigraphie arabe. Vol. 15. Le Caire: Impr. de l'Institut français d'archéologie orientale, 1956. no. 5876
    Turner, Evan H. “The Year in Review for 1985.” The Bulletin of the Cleveland Museum of Art 73, no. 2 (1986): 26–71. Mentioned: no. 162, p. 69 www.jstor.org
    Wardwell, Anne E. "Flight of the Phoenix: Crosscurrents in Late Thirteenth- to Fourteenth-Century Silk Patterns and Motifs." The Bulletin of the Cleveland Museum of Art 74, no. 1 (1987): 2–35. Reproduced: pp. 20–21, fig. 26 www.jstor.org
    Wardwell, Anne E. “Flight of the Phoenix: Crosscurrents in Late Thirteenth- to Fourteenth-Century Silk Patterns and Motifs.” The Bulletin of the Cleveland Museum of Art 74, no. 1 (1987): 2–35. Mentioned and Reproduced: pp. 21–22, fig. 26 www.jstor.org
    Mackie, Louise W. Symbols of Power: Luxury Textiles from Islamic Lands, 7th-21st Century. Cleveland; New Haven: Cleveland Museum of Art; Yale University Press, 2015. Reproduced: P. 262, fig. 7.22; Mentioned: P. 263
    Soud, David. "Courting Beauty: How Artists, Patrons, and Intellectuals Fused Traditions and Created Distinctive Works Across the Islamic World." Humanities 37, no. 1 (January/February 2016): 12–16. Reproduced: p. 15
    Berzock, Kathleen Bickford. Caravans of Gold, Fragments in Time: Art, Culture, and Exchange Across Medieval Saharan Africa. Evanston, IL: Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University: in association with Princeton University Press, 2019.
  • Textiles from Egypt, Syria and Spain: 7th through 15th centuries. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (organizer) (November 26-June 6, 1991).
    Luxuriance: Silks from Islamic Lands, 1250-1900. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (organizer) (May 14, 2013-June 23, 2014).
    Caravans of Gold, Fragments in Time: Art, Culture, and Exchange across Medieval Saharan Africa. Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art, Evanston, IL (organizer) (January 26-June 23, 2019).
    Africa & Byzantium. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (co-organizer) (April 14-July 21, 2024).
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