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Date: 1648

Geography: Attributed to India

Culture: Islamic

Medium: Linen, silk, metal wrapped thread; plain weave, embroidered

Dimensions: Textile: L. 76 in. (193 cm)
W. 16 3/4 in. (42.5 cm)

Classification: Textiles-Embroidered

Credit Line: Rogers Fund, 1950

Accession Number: 50.73

Description

Made in India for the European market, this scarf features scenes from the Old Testament. The stories of Jacob, Rebekah, Solomon, and David and Abigail appear in medallions separated by bands with flowers and leaping animals–dogs, squirrels, stags, hares, and foxes. The two figures in European dress who appear at the bottom, a woman holding a bouquet and a man with a falcon, may be the couple who requested this beautifully embroidered piece.

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