23 mars 2009

A Seljuk Silk Lampas Robe, Iran or Central Asia, 11th/12th Century

A Seljuk Silk Lampas Robe, Iran or Central Asia, 11th/12th Century. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2009 With flaring skirt and tapering long sleeves, composed of large panels of silk together forming a design of registers of flowerheads with two bands of white rosettes on pink ground alternated with one register of blue rosettes on red ground, the shoulders on the front of the robe with a bold register of repeated white foliate kufic inscription on blue ground, traces of fur trim around the inner seams of the robe, very... [Lire la suite]