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Cap with striped inscribed silk

Cap with striped inscribed silk

1300s

Lampas: silk

Overall: 11.4 x 16.5 x 16.5 cm (4 1/2 x 6 1/2 x 6 1/2 in.)

Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund 1985.5

Description

Two sturdy multilayered caps feature striped silks with animals of the hunt alternating with inscriptions citing the prominent sultan al-Nasir Muhammed ibn Qala’un. The winter-weight quilted cap was part of a set with a matching quilted vest. Sultans and high officials may have worn such caps wrapped with a kerchief according to rank.

See also
Collection: 
T - Islamic
Department: 
Textiles
Type of artwork: 
Textile
Medium: 
Lampas: silk

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