Qing dynasty (1644–1911), Qianlong period (1736–95)
Ivory with pigment
3 15/16 x 6 5/8 in. (10 x 16.8 cm)
Gift of James F. Ballard, 1923
Not on view
The use of a precious material such as ivory to make a model of a carpet was typical of the famously extravagant Qianlong Emperor. The design of a roundel filled with flowers and surrounded by floral scrolls can also be found in porcelains and other objects from the eighteenth century.