Textile Fragment, ca. 1600

  • Islamic, Iranian

Silk threads

  • Framed: Overall: 9 1/2 × 4 3/4 inches (24.1 × 12.1 cm)

Founders Society Purchase, Octavia W. Bates Fund



Islamic Art

  • Islamic world dynastic styles and periods
  • Silk (fiber)
  • Flowers (plants)
  • Textile
  • Man
  • Fragment
  • Tree
  • Foliage
  • Iranian
  • Threads


1942, sold at Mrs. Christian Holmes Sale (Parke-Bernet Galleries, New York, New York, USA); 1942, purchased by (Arnold Seligmann, Rey and Co., Inc., Paris, France); 1942-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

Published References

Ackerman, Phyllis. "The Textile Arts," Survey of Persian Art, from Prehistoric Times to the Present, ed. Arthur U. Pope, vol. 3, 2118n, pl. 1058, no. 55, (fig. 656b) [6 vols.] London and New York, 1938-9 [specimen Moore coll., Yale University]. Exhibition of Persian Art. Exh. cat., The Iranian Institute. New York, 1940, cat. no. 64, p. 186. Weibel, Adele Coulin. "A Riza-i-Abassi Silk," Bulletin of the DIA 22 (1942): p. 3. Weidel, Adele C. 2000 Years of Textiles. New York, 1952, cat. no. 138, p. 121 (ill.).

Rights Status

Islamic, Iranian, Textile Fragment, ca. 1600, silk threads. Detroit Institute of Arts, Founders Society Purchase, Octavia W. Bates Fund, 42.15.