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Carpet

Date:
dated A.H. 1280/ A.D. 1863
Geography:
Iran
Culture:
Islamic
Medium:
Silk (warp, weft and pile); symmetrically knotted pile
Dimensions:
Rug: L. 120 in. (304.8 cm) W. 93 1/2 in. (237.49 cm)
Classification:
Textiles-Rugs
Credit Line:
Gift of Ann Payne Blumenthal, 1957
Accession Number:
57.5
Not on view
Inscription: Persian: Location: In center, in center of border, in two cartouches at one end.
Translation:
In center: "Work of the dyer's shop."
In center of border: "Rajab the honored [month], 14, in 128 [probably A.H. 1280: December 26, 1863]"
In two cartouches: "They have had a parrot-like lesson."

Marking: See link panel.
Ann Payne Blumenthal, New York (until 1957; gifted to MMA)
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