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Polonaise Carpet

Object Name:
Carpet
Date:
17th century
Geography:
Iran, probably Kashan, possibly Isfahan
Culture:
Islamic
Medium:
Cotton (warp), silk (weft and pile), metal-wrapped thread; asymmetrically knotted pile, brocaded
Dimensions:
Rug: L. 113 in. (287 cm) W. 57 1/2 in. (146.1 cm)
Classification:
Textiles-Rugs
Credit Line:
H. O. Havemeyer Collection, Bequest of Horace Havemeyer, 1956
Accession Number:
56.185.4
Not on view
Horace Havemeyer, New York (by 1929–d. 1956; bequeathed to MMA)
Dimand, Maurice S. "The seventeenth century Isfahan school of rug weaving." In Islamic Art in The Metropolitan Museum of Art, edited by Richard Ettinghausen. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1972. p. 259, ill. figs. 5, 6 (b/w).

Dimand, Maurice S., and Jean Mailey. Oriental Rugs in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1973. no. 22, pp. 63, 104, ill. fig. 89 (b/w).



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