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Prayer hanging: T.3-1951

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Red wool embroidered with polychrome silk and gold and silver threads in chain stitch. Standing within Mihrab a 27" high vase of flowers; in the spandrils above sprays with coiling stems, leaves and flowers.
Three borders - (a) 4.5" deep waved stem with leaves and flowers; (b) 7" deep at the sides, 5" at the top and bottom, two panels with vases of flowers, the interspaces being filled by symmetrical sprays of flowers; (c) 3" deep waved stem with leaves and flowers. Except within the Mihrab and border panels the background is entirely covered by embroidery in metal thread.


History note: Bought by Mrs F. H. Cook from Vigo Art Galleries, 1926

Legal notes

Given by Mrs. E.H. Cook

Measurements and weight

Length: 81 in
Width: 54 in

Place(s) associated

  • Istanbul ⪼ Turkey

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1951-04-19) by Cook, E.H., Mrs.


19th Century, first half#
Circa 1800 CE - Circa 1849 CE

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Materials used in production


Identification numbers

Accession number: T.3-1951
Primary reference Number: 199780
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Created: Thursday 28 August 2014 Updated: Monday 18 July 2016 Last processed: Thursday 7 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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