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Carpet with Irises, Tulips, and Other Flowering Plants

Object Name:
Carpet
Date:
ca. 1650
Geography:
India or present-day Pakistan, Kashmir or Lahore
Culture:
Islamic
Medium:
Cotton (warp and weft); wool (pile); asymmetrically knotted pile
Dimensions:
Rug: H. 170 in. (431.8 cm) W. 81 3/4 in. (207.6 cm)
Classification:
Textiles-Rugs
Credit Line:
Purchase, Florance Waterbury Bequest and Rogers Fund, 1970
Accession Number:
1970.321
  • Description

    Flowering plants, especially favored by Mughal artists, frequently appear in carpets. Here, the drawing of the flowers and the shading of the leaves are rendered with great care and as naturalistically as possible. Yet nature is disregarded when two unrelated flowers grow from the same stem.

  • Provenance

    Maharaja of Jaipur, India (1656–at least 1929); Hagop Kevorkian, New York (until d. 1962; estate sale,Sotheby's, London, December 11, 1970, lot 8, to MMA)

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