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Woven Portrait of Biblical Figure 'Ruth'

Woven Portrait of Biblical Figure 'Ruth'

Woven in the workshops of Tabriz, North-West Persia, this this portrait is finely drawn, depicting the Biblical character Ruth. Her story concludes during the harvest season, hence the sheaves of corn depicted in her arms. Ruth, a Moabite princess, converted to Judaism and was the great-grandmother of King David, the lineage of the Jewish Messiah. Note the Hebrew script above her head spelling out the name 'Rut' or Ruth. This piece is extremely rare. Very finely knotted and in excellent condition.

Cat No: AM26
Dimensions: 60cm x 50cm
Date: Mid-20th Century
Price: £1950.00