IMA 2012.85, Man's Ceremonial Coat, Uzbekistan (early 20th century)

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Artifact Information

IMA 2012.85, Indianapolis 35.1967. L: 54 in. W: 78 in. (including sleeves) (Gift of David and Elizabeth Reisbord, Santa Monica, California).

A man's ceremonial coat from Uzbekistan, silk cross-stitched on cotton backing [1].

IMA 2012.85 A man's ceremonial coat from Uzbekistan © Indianapolis Museum of Art
IMA 2012.85 detail © Indianapolis Museum of Art
IMA 2012.85 detail, sampling location by Victor Chen

Summary of results

IMA 2012.85 analytical result, by Victor Chen [2]



[2] Victor J. Chen*, Gregory D. Smith, Amanda Holden, Niloo Paydar, Kathleen Kiefer "Chemical analysis of dyes on an Uzbek ceremonial coat: Objective evidence for artifact dating and the chemistry of early synthetic dyes" Dyes and Pigments 131 (2016) 320-332.