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Hanging with a Medallion Carpet Design

Object Name:
Attributed to India
Silk; cut velvet
Textile: H. 84 in. (213.4 cm) W. 61 in. (154.9 cm) Mount: H. 100 3/4 in. (255.9 cm) W. 70 in. (177.8 cm) D. 2 5/8 in. (6.7 cm)
Credit Line:
Bequest of George Blumenthal, 1941
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 463
The design of this velvet hanging is organized as it would be on a carpet, with a central and corner medallions, guard borders, and a main border. For special occasions, Mughal palaces and pavilions were spread with silk hangings, carpets, and velvets such as this.
George and Florence Blumenthal, Paris and New York (by 1935–41; bequeathed to MMA)
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Masterpieces of Indian Art in The Metropolitan Museum of Art," January 18, 1973–April 1, 1973, no catalogue.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Oriental Rugs and Textiles," May 13, 1975–September 14, 1935, no. 31.

Dimand, Maurice S. A Guide to an Exhibition of Oriental Rugs and Textiles. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1935. pp. 34-35, ill. fig. 31 (b/w).

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