Description: designed with interlocking tones of ochre, black and white marble rectangles and polygons in an entwined geometric pattern
Dimensions: 100.8 by 25.3 by 5.5cm.
Condition Report: In good condition (although fragmentary), some sections later replacements (notably filler replacements as evident by their different texture and colour), one section on border missing, some abraded along external edges, revers with breaks, striking composition and size, as viewed.
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Provenance: Ex-collection Max Palevsky (1924-2010).
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UK art market, 1975.
Max Palevsky is remembered for his contributions to various fields, including computer science, politics and philanthropy as well as becoming director and board chairman of Rolling Stone magazine. Passionate about collecting, he was introduced to Islamic art through his ex-wife, Joan Palevsky, a close friend of Nasli Heermaneck, and thanks to whom Heermaneck's collection now forms a substantial part of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art's holdings.