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Velvet panel
Description: 

Full length and width 2-color (purple and green) cut voided silk velvet panel with alternating rows of a standing man, a seated man, and 2 facing mythic figures holding a bird ; linen lining

Place of fabrication: 
Iran?
Date Period: 
16th century?
Materials: 
Silk, linen
Technique: 
Weaving
Dimensions: 
153 x 53
Condition: 
Poor ; severe wear, repairs, small holes caused by nailing
Notes: 
May be a 19th century re-make? The piece has been used as upholstery: the shape of a chair and nail holes can be recognised; remains of salmon colored silk sewn to the lower edges
Provenance: 
By purchase