Inscribed Horizontal Bands on two Cloth-of-Gold Panels or their Function as Part of an Ilkhanid Dress

Mühlemann, Corinne (2016). Inscribed Horizontal Bands on two Cloth-of-Gold Panels or their Function as Part of an Ilkhanid Dress (Unpublished). In: 12. Kolloquium der Ernst Herzfeld-Gesellschaft. Berlin. 30.06.-03.07.2016.

Around 1300, horizontal bands appear on cloths-of-gold produced in Central Asia and the Mediterranean. They are a further embellishment to the silk panel and are woven in from selvage to selvage where they either interrupt or superimpose the pattern repeat. As the cloths-of-gold were considered treasured trade objects, most found their way to Europe and functioned there as liturgical vestments, grave furnishings, or reliquaries. As a consequence of this object transfer, the knowledge about the original function of these bands has been lost. Using the two horizontal bands on the silks Ia and Ib, part of the dalmatic and tunicella of the so-called vestments of Henry II (d. 1024), this presentation seeks to determine where and in which interval these horizontal bands appeared on a cloth-of-gold and what the original function of these bands in an Ilkhanid dress possibly was.

Item Type:

Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)

Division/Institute:

06 Faculty of Humanities > Department of Art and Cultural Studies > Institute of Art History
06 Faculty of Humanities > Department of Art and Cultural Studies > Institute of Art History > History of Textiles

UniBE Contributor:

Mühlemann, Corinne

Subjects:

700 Arts
200 Religion > 290 Other religions
400 Language > 490 Other languages
700 Arts > 730 Sculpture, ceramics & metalwork
700 Arts > 740 Drawing & decorative arts
900 History
900 History > 950 History of Asia

Language:

German

Submitter:

Corinne Mühlemann

Date Deposited:

06 Jun 2017 11:01

Last Modified:

06 Jun 2017 11:01

Uncontrolled Keywords:

islamic textiles, arabic inscriptions, striped silks

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/97987

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