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Textile depicting a courtier in a landscape, 16th century; Safavid Iran Silk; lampas; H. 40 in. (101.6 cm), W. 14 1/2 in. (36.8 cm) Rogers Fund, 1908 (08.109.3)

Textile depicting a courtier in a landscape, 16th century; Safavid Iran Silk; lampas; H. 40 in. (101.6 cm), W. 14 1/2 in. (36.8 cm) Rogers Fund, 1908 (08.109.3)

Object Name: Fragment Date: 7th–9th century Geography: probably Iran Medium: Wool, cotton; taqueté Dimensions: Textile: H. 13 1/2 in. (34.3 cm) W. 8 1/2in. (21.6cm) Mount: H. 17 5/8 in. (44.8 cm) W. 11 7/8 in. (30.2 cm) D. 1 1/4 in. (3.2 cm) Classification: Textiles Credit Line: Rogers Fund, 1948 Accession Number: 48.43

Object Name: Fragment Date: 7th–9th century Geography: probably Iran Medium: Wool, cotton; taqueté Dimensions: Textile: H. 13 1/2 in. (34.3 cm) W. 8 1/2in. (21.6cm) Mount: H. 17 5/8 in. (44.8 cm) W. 11 7/8 in. (30.2 cm) D. 1 1/4 in. (3.2 cm) Classification: Textiles Credit Line: Rogers Fund, 1948 Accession Number: 48.43

Wine Bearer in Landscape with Animals, from a Kaftan, 1525-1550  Iran, Safavid period  silk; lampas weave, Overall - h:83.50 w:37.50 cm (h:32 13/16 w:14 3/4 inches).

Wine Bearer in Landscape with Animals, from a Kaftan, 1525-1550 Iran, Safavid period silk; lampas weave, Overall - h:83.50 w:37.50 cm (h:32 13/16 w:14 3/4 inches).

Textile Length with Standing Figures and Cypress Trees Iran, circa 1550 Textiles; textile lengths Compound satin weave silk (lampas) 14 x 52 1/2 in. (35.56 x 133.35 cm)

Textile Length with Standing Figures and Cypress Trees Iran, circa 1550 Textiles; textile lengths Compound satin weave silk (lampas) 14 x 52 1/2 in. (35.56 x 133.35 cm)

قطعه مخملی، ابریشم؛ آغاز قرن 17 میلادی Fragment of a velvet, silk and metal lamella, woven flat Iran; beginning of 17th century H: 81; W: 32.5 cm Persian weavers in the 16th and 17th centuries were able to produce velvets of hitherto unparalleled technical complexity. The silver-colored ground of this fragment has almost completely disappeared, but its wealth of color is otherwise unusually well preserved.

قطعه مخملی، ابریشم؛ آغاز قرن 17 میلادی Fragment of a velvet, silk and metal lamella, woven flat Iran; beginning of 17th century H: 81; W: 32.5 cm Persian weavers in the 16th and 17th centuries were able to produce velvets of hitherto unparalleled technical complexity. The silver-colored ground of this fragment has almost completely disappeared, but its wealth of color is otherwise unusually well preserved.

late 16 c. Youth with Wine Bottle in Landscape. Fragment of a lampas-woven textile, silk with metal lamella spun around a silk core. Cleveland Museum of Art.

late 16 c. Youth with Wine Bottle in Landscape. Fragment of a lampas-woven textile, silk with metal lamella spun around a silk core. Cleveland Museum of Art.

late 16 c. Detail-Youth with Wine Bottle in Landscape. Fragment of a lampas-woven textile, silk with metal lamella spun around a silk core. Fragment from a different museum. Possible cut from the same original textile.

late 16 c. Detail-Youth with Wine Bottle in Landscape. Fragment of a lampas-woven textile, silk with metal lamella spun around a silk core. Fragment from a different museum. Possible cut from the same original textile.

1st half 17 c., Iran. Fragment, velvet textile, silk and metal lamella spun around a silk core. H: 55, W: 23 cm. Inv. nr. 8/1986. According to old Islamic sources, velvets were made in various places in Iran as early as the 14th century. The oldest preserved Persian velvets, however, date to the Safavid period in the 16th century. They have an unbelievably high quality and a richness of color that was never found in corresponding Turkish textiles.

1st half 17 c., Iran. Fragment, velvet textile, silk and metal lamella spun around a silk core. H: 55, W: 23 cm. Inv. nr. 8/1986. According to old Islamic sources, velvets were made in various places in Iran as early as the 14th century. The oldest preserved Persian velvets, however, date to the Safavid period in the 16th century. They have an unbelievably high quality and a richness of color that was never found in corresponding Turkish textiles.

Miniatures, Gouache, 23.7x13.7 cm. Origin: Iran, 1431-1431, Timurid Dynasty. Album: The Khamsa by Nizami. Personage: Khusraw. Source of entry: Museum of the Stieglitz School, 1924. School: Herat. Theme: Literature.

Miniatures, Gouache, 23.7x13.7 cm. Origin: Iran, 1431-1431, Timurid Dynasty. Album: The Khamsa by Nizami. Personage: Khusraw. Source of entry: Museum of the Stieglitz School, 1924. School: Herat. Theme: Literature.

Sayyid Muhammad Isfahanî Laylâ sur un chameau "composite" formé d'innombrables figures humaines et animales, Vers 1860 Feuille: 283 x 169 mm (lithographie); feuille: 313 x 200 mm (surface écrite); feuille: 369 x 249 mm (montage) Lithographie colorée à l'aquarelle sur papier, monté sur carton rose Mention obligatoire : Cabinet d'arts graphiques des Musées d'art et d'histoire, Genève

Sayyid Muhammad Isfahanî Laylâ sur un chameau "composite" formé d'innombrables figures humaines et animales, Vers 1860 Feuille: 283 x 169 mm (lithographie); feuille: 313 x 200 mm (surface écrite); feuille: 369 x 249 mm (montage) Lithographie colorée à l'aquarelle sur papier, monté sur carton rose Mention obligatoire : Cabinet d'arts graphiques des Musées d'art et d'histoire, Genève

These beautiful prints are salesman's samples of kimono cloth designs. Salespeople would bring these pieces to kimono makers in order to showcase the different patterns available. With its origins as

These beautiful prints are salesman's samples of kimono cloth designs. Salespeople would bring these pieces to kimono makers in order to showcase the different patterns available. With its origins as

Hafiz / Persian Poet; Safavid Persia, late 16th c, early 17 c.? Woman in the lower center is dancing.

Hafiz / Persian Poet; Safavid Persia, late 16th c, early 17 c.? Woman in the lower center is dancing.

*Very interesting fabrics, and another cape like garment*   A Young Man Offering a Cup of Wine to a Girl  • Persian, Safavid, 16th century  possibly Herat, Afghanistan or Iran   A young man offering a cup of wine to a girl. Possibly by Muhammadi.

*Very interesting fabrics, and another cape like garment* A Young Man Offering a Cup of Wine to a Girl • Persian, Safavid, 16th century possibly Herat, Afghanistan or Iran A young man offering a cup of wine to a girl. Possibly by Muhammadi.

Fragment  Date:     16th century Geography:     Turkey, Bursa Culture:     Islamic Medium:     Silk, metal wrapped thread; lampas (kemha)

Fragment Date: 16th century Geography: Turkey, Bursa Culture: Islamic Medium: Silk, metal wrapped thread; lampas (kemha)