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Identification and Creation
Object Number
2005.16
Title
Rectangular Textile with Decoration of Paired Parrots in Ogival Medallions, the Medallions Set Against a Ground of Densely Scrolling Foliage and Stylized Blossoms
Classification
Textile Arts
Work Type
textile
Date
1279 - 1368
Places
Creation Place: East Asia, China
Period
Yuan dynasty, 1279-1368
Culture
Chinese
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/20956
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Silk brocade: medium green silk ground of dyed yarns in tabby weave (possibly in lampas weave), the ground interwoven in brocade with strips of double-layered paper faced with gold leaf (possibly on a ground of red bole)
Technique
Brocade
Dimensions
H. 54.6 x W. 61.5 cm (21 1/2 x 24 3/16 in.)
Provenance
E.M. Soudavar, Geneva Switzerland
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Gift of Mrs. E. M. Soudavar in honor of Dr. Tom Lentz
Accession Year
2005
Object Number
2005.16
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Publication History

Linda Komaroff, ed., The Legacy of Genghis Khan: Courtly Art and Culture in Western Asia, 1256-1353, exh. cat., Yale University Press (New Haven, CT, 2002), p. 29, fig. 25; p. 284, no. 186

Massumeh Farhad and Mary McWilliams, ed., A Collector’s Passion: Ezzat-Malek Soudavar and Persian Lacquer, Harvard Art Museums and Freer/Sackler Galleries, Smithsonian Institution (Cambridge, MA/Washington, D.C., 2017), pp. 18-19, ill.

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