Turkey, Bursa or Istanbul, Ottoman period / Medallions in an Ogival Lattice / c. 1600Turkey, Bursa or Istanbul, Ottoman period
Medallions in an Ogival Lattice
c. 1600

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Creator Nationality: Asian; Anatolian; Turkish; Ottoman
Creator Name-CRT: Turkey, Bursa or Istanbul, Ottoman period
Title: Medallions in an Ogival Lattice
Title Type: Primary
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 1595
Creation End Date: 1605
Creation Date: c. 1600
Object Type: Textiles
Classification Term: Velvets
Materials and Techniques: brocaded velvet
Dimensions: Overall: 160cm x 65cm
AMICA Contributor: The Cleveland Museum of Art
Owner Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
ID Number: 2001.3
Credit Line: Norman O. Stone and Ella A. Stone Memorial Fund
Rights: http://www.clemusart.com/museum/disclaim2.html

This luxurious velvet is similar to fabrics worn by Turkish sultans on elaborate ceremonial occasions at the imperial Topkapi Palace in Istanbul during the 16th century. Such bold patterns and high quality served to symbolize the immense power and unfathomable wealth of the Ottoman Empire.

The design in this velvet was adapted from Ottoman court art [and assembled] to create lively contrasts between large motifs that can be seen from a distance - medallion and lattice - and small designs that can only be admired up close - flowers and crowns. Only the latter was of foreign, Italian, origin. The velvet was probably used as an upholstery fabric, seamed to several identical lengths, to form an opulent cover for a divan (sofa) at the Palace.

AMICA ID: CMA_.2001.3
AMICA Library Year: 2002
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright, The Cleveland Museum of Art

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