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Textile fragment from the reign of Shah `Abbas I

"This textile fragment depicts a kneeling servant offering a bowl of fruit to a man standing beside a tree. The idealized scene of figures in a landscape setting was popularized by illustrations to Safavid poetic anthologies, and were emulated by textile designers. The black outlining of the figures and other motifs (including the wine cup containing a date, A.H. 1008/A.D. 1599–1600, and signature, Husain) create a graphic quality akin to line drawing."

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