Pair of panels from a cenotaph cover

Historical period(s)
Ottoman period, 17th-18th century
Silk-satin, lampas weave
H x W (overall): 189 x 134.6 cm (74 7/16 x 53 in)
Credit Line
Purchase — Smithsonian Unrestricted Trust Funds
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view
Costume and Textile


funerary, Islam, lampas, Ottoman period (1307 - 1922), Turkey, WWII-era provenance

Paul Ispenian, Paris [1]

From 1970
Antaki Collection, London, from 1970 [2]

To 1996
Mr. Yanni Petsopoulos (Axia), London and Lichtenstein, to 1996

From 1996
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, purchased from Mr. Yanni Petsopoulos in 1996


[1] This object was in the collection of Paul Ispenian sometime prior to 1970 (according to Provenance Remark 1 in the object record).

[2] According to Provenance Remark 1 in the object record.

Previous Owner(s) and Custodian(s)

Axia Art Islamique et Byzantin
Paul Ispenian
Antaki Collection

Published References
  • Mr. Yanni Petsopoulos. Tulips, Arabesques, and Turbans: Decorative Arts from the Ottoman Empire. New York and London. pl. 160.
  • Calligraphy and the Decorative Arts of Islam. Exh. cat. London. cat. 18.
  • Style and Status: Imperial Costumes from Ottoman Turkey. Exh. cat. Washington and London. p. 42.
  • Massumeh Farhad. Arts of the Islamic World at the Sackler. vol. 43, no.3 Washington. p. 46, fig. 11.
  • Thomas Lawton, Thomas W. Lentz. Beyond the Legacy: Anniversary Acquisitions for the Freer Gallery of Art and the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. vol. 1 Washington, 1998. p.83.
  • Sabiha Al Khemir. Beauty and Belief: Crossing Bridges with the Arts of Islamic Culture. Exh. cat. Utah. pp. 178-179, p. 240.
Collection Area(s)
Arts of the Islamic World
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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