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TXT 549
TXT 549

Section from a Kiswah of the Prophet’s tomb

TXT 549

Turkey

18th century

TXT 549
TXT 549, detail

Section from a Kiswah of the Prophet’s tomb

TXT 549

Turkey

18th century

silk lampas, with silver thread

   

188 x 62cm

This section belongs to a small group of pieces in which the finely calligraphed thulth inscriptions are woven in silver-wrapped silk thread on a deep raspberry-pink ground.