Textile Fragment with Interlocking Ogival Medallions Maker: Unknown

late 16th early 17th century

Asian Art

Not on view

Interlocking medallions, often further embellished with floral or other patterns, were among the most popular designs in Turkey and related textile centers in Safavid Iran and Mughal India. Velvets, particularly those made in the city of Bursa, were used for furnishings in palaces and elite homes in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. The long, rectangular shape of this fragment suggests that it was most likely once part of a cushion for a bolster.


Silk with metal-wrapped threads; cut and voided velvet and brocade weave


47 × 23 3/4 in. (119.38 × 60.33 cm)

Credit Line

Hobart and Edward Small Moore Memorial Collection, Gift of Mrs. William H. Moore

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Ottoman period (1299–1922)


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Acquired by Mrs. William H. Moore (Ada Small Moore, 1858–1955) New York, 1937; given to the Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn., 1937
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