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Carpet

Date:
16th century
Geography:
Northwestern Iran
Culture:
Islamic
Medium:
Cotton (warp and weft), wool (pile); asymmetrically knotted pile
Dimensions:
Rug: L. 487 1/2 in. (1238.3 cm) W. 182 3/4 in. (464.2 cm)
Classification:
Textiles-Rugs
Credit Line:
Gift of George Blumenthal, 1941
Accession Number:
41.100.113
Not on view
Stefano Bardini, Davanzati Palace Collection, Florence; Charles Tyson Yerkes, New York (until 1910; his sale, American Art Galleries, NewYork, April 5–13, 1910, lot 227, to Seligmann); Jacques Seligman, Paris and New York (from 1910); George Blumenthal, New York (by 1939–41; gifted to MMA)
Harari, Ralph, and Richard Ettinghausen. A Survey of Persian Art from Prehistoric Times to the Present, edited by Arthur Upham Pope. Vol. I-VI. London and New York: Oxford University Press, 1938. v. III, pp. 2289-2290, ill. v. VI, pl. 1113.

Dimand, Maurice S., and Jean Mailey. Oriental Rugs in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1973. no. 3, pp. 42, 97, ill. fig. 63 (b/w).



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