Velvet, brocaded and pile warp substitution: silk and gilt-metal thread
Average: 26.1 x 23.5 cm (10 1/4 x 9 1/4 in.)
Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund 1927.376
The scrolling floral vines in the border and the combination of gold with imperial crimson resonate with the painted depiction of the textiles that accompany portraits of the emperor. The poppy plant in the center can be identified by the leaves with multiple lacy points and may reference the opium in which Emperor Jahangir indulged daily.
The information about this object, including provenance, may not be currently accurate. If you notice a mistake or have additional information about this object, please email email@example.com.
To request more information about this object, study images, or bibliography, contact the Ingalls Library Reference Desk.
All images and data available through Open Access can be downloaded for free. For images not available through Open Access, a detail image, or any image with a color bar, request a digital file from Image Services.