Asian Art

Textile Fragment with the Story of Khusrow and Shirin

17th century

Silk; tapestry weave

8 1/4 × 10 3/4 in. (20.96 × 27.31 cm)
Hobart and Edward Small Moore Memorial Collection, Gift of Mrs. William H. Moore
1951.51.82
Geography: 
Iran
Status: 
Not on view
Culture: 
Iranian/Persian, Islamic
Period: 
Safavid dynasty (1501–1722)
Classification: 
Textiles
Provenance: 

Lillie P. Bliss (1864 - 1931), New York; Asia Institute, New York; Mrs. William H. Moore (Ada Small Moore) (1858–1955) New York; gift in 1951 to the Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

Bibliography: 

Arthur Upham Pope and Phyllis Ackerman, Survey of Persian Art from Prehistoric Times to the Present, 6 vols. (London: Oxford University Press, 1938), 2097, vol. 3, pl. 1042.

Nancy Andrews Reath and Eleanor B. Sachs, Persian Textiles and Their Technique from the Sixth to the Eighteenth Centuries, Including a System for General Textile Classification (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 1937), pl. 40.

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