A second Persian embroidery

This embroidery is in the Metropolitan Museum of Art (Accession Number: 27.51.1). It is the same design in shape and embroidery pattern as the previous post on Persian embroidery. However, there is more information on these embroidered pieces in the Met, which states that it is not clothing but an interior of a tent, most likely seized after the siege of Vienna in 1683. It was seized from the Ottomans, who had purchased it from Safavid Persia.This is the detail of the youth hurling a rock at a dragon, which is a recurring design.

I would like to thank Kristina Richardson, Assistant Professor of Islamic History at the City University of New York from Queens College for pointing the other textile to me.

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2 comments on “A second Persian embroidery

  1. Thanks for the shout-out, Miriam, but I should really be thanking you for maintaining such a lovely blog. It is always a pleasure to read your takes on Middle Eastern arts.

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