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Fragment of a Northwest Persian Medallion Carpet

Object Name:
Fragment
Date:
early 16th century
Geography:
Northwestern Iran
Culture:
Islamic
Medium:
Cotton (warp), wool (weft and pile); asymmetrically knotted pile
Dimensions:
Rug: L. 38 1/2 in. (97.8 cm) W. 28 in. (71.1 cm) Mount: L. 45 5/8 in. (115.9 in.) W. 35 1/2 in. (90.2 cm) D. 1 1/4 in. (3.2 cm) Wt. 32 lbs. (14.5 kg)
Classification:
Textiles-Rugs
Credit Line:
The James F. Ballard Collection, Gift of James F. Ballard, 1922
Accession Number:
22.100.67
Not on view
This knotted-pile textile fragment likely once formed part of a large white-ground Persian medallion carpet. This fragment was located towards the top of the carpet, where the diamond-shaped design served as part of a pendant cartouche to a larger central medallion.
James F. Ballard, Saint Louis, MO (until 1922; gifted to MMA)
Breck, Joseph, and Frances Morris. "The Metropolitan Museum of Art." In The James F. Ballard Collection of Oriental Rugs. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1923. no. 2, p. 4, ill. (b/w).



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