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Sotheby's Arts of the Islamic World
London | 09 Oct 2013, 10:00 AM | L13223
LOT 166
AN IMPORTANT OTTOMAN SILK LAMPAS (KEMHA) PANEL, BURSA,
TURKEY, LATE 16TH CENTURY
composed of six joined panels, woven with a wavy lattice enclosing alternating rows of spraying flowers and palmettes with tulip motifs in gold and green on a cerise ground
168 by 132cm.


ESTIMATE 30,000-40,000 GBP

CATALOGUE NOTE
Produced at the height of Ottoman textile production, the present silk (kemha) panel is a testament to the Ottoman
craftsmen's skill and exquisite technique. Ottoman kemhas display a strong geometric composition and had been in
high demand by the Europeans, particularly in Italy. An identical kemha is in the Galeria di Palazzo, Florence (Mozzi
Bardini, inv. no.3845) and was published in the catalogue of Medicilerden Savoylara Floransa Saraylarinda Osmanli
Gorkemi exhibition held at the Sakip Sabanci Museum in Istanbul (Istanbul 2004, p.162). This particular pattern was
so favoured by the European aristocracy that one of Queen Hedvig Eleonora of Sweden's ceremonial garments was
produced from an identical kemha (U. Sj÷berg, Gavor fran Osterland, exhibition catalogue, Stockholm, 2001, p.142,
pl.40).