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This item has been added to the Database within the Explore Islamic Art Collections project. Information is available in: English, German.

Name of Object:

Four textile fragments with rows of pelicans and cattle

Location:

Vienna, Austria

Holding Museum:

MAK – Austrian Museum of Applied Arts / Contemporary Art

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Date of Object:

Late 13th or early 14th century

Museum Inventory Number:

T 820

Material(s) / Technique(s):

Silk, gold lamella; lampas lancé

Provenance:

Iran

Description:

The reciprocal relations between China and Europe are reflected in mobile artefacts of the Late Middle Ages, such as textiles. During its greatest expansion, the Mongolian Empire stretched from China to Baghdad. This meant that a mixture of eastern and western pictorial traditions held sway in the Mongolian textile workshops, which makes localisation of textile artefacts difficult. On these dark-blue fragments we see influences from Chinese art in the flowers and animals.

Citation of this web page:

 "Four textile fragments with rows of pelicans and cattle" in Explore Islamic Art Collections. Museum With No Frontiers, 2017. http://www.discoverislamicart.org/database_item.php?id=object;EPM;at;Mus21;30;en

MWNF Working Number: AT1 30

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