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Carpet with Tree and Cartouche Design

Object Name:
18th century
Attributed to probably Northeastern Iran
Cotton (warp and weft), wool (pile); asymmetrically knotted pile
L. 262 in. (665.5 cm) W. 92 3/4 in. (235.6 cm)
Credit Line:
Gift of Joseph V. McMullan, 1960
Accession Number:
Not on view
William H. Vanderbilt, New York; Joseph V. McMullan, New York (until 1960; gifted to MMA)
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Islamic Carpets: The Joseph V. McMullan Collection," June 11, 1970–August 2, 1970, no. 68.

"[catalogue of an exhibition held at the] Hayward Gallery, London, 19 October –10 December 1972." In Islamic Carpets from the Joseph V. McMullan Collection. London: Arts Council of Great Britain, 1972. no. 26, p. 40, ill. pl. VIII (color).

McMullan, Joseph V., and Ernst J. Grube. Islamic Carpets. New York: Near Eastern Art Research Center, 1965. no. 26, pp. 104-111, ill. pl. 26 (color).

Schurmann, Ulrich. "The Joseph V. McMullan Collection. New York." In Islamische Teppiche. Frankfurt: Museum für Kunsthandwerk Frankfurt, 1968. no. 15, pp. 38-39, ill. p. 39.

Ettinghausen, Richard. "Islamic Carpets. The Joseph V. McMullan Collection." Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin vol. 28, no. 10 (1970). pp. 413, 414, ill. p. 413 (b/w), p. 414 (detail in color).

"The Joseph V. McMullan Collection." In Islamic Carpets. New York, 1970. no. 68.

Dimand, Maurice S., and Jean Mailey. Oriental Rugs in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1973. no. 42, pp. 82, 111, ill. fig. 113 (b/w).

Ellis, Charles. Oriental Carpets in the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Philadelphia: Philadelphia Museum of Art, 1988. pp. 182, 185-186, ill. fig. 52b (b/w).

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