Silk Kashan Carpet

Object Name: Carpet
Date: second half 16th century
Geography: Iran, probably Kashan
Culture: Islamic
Medium: Silk (warp, weft, and pile), metal wrapped thread; asymmetrically knotted pile
Dimensions: Mount Dimensions: L. 105 1/2 in. (268 cm) W. 76 1/2 in. (194.3 cm) Weight in mount: 555 lbs (251.7 kg)
Classification: Textiles-Rugs
Credit Line: Bequest of Benjamin Altman, 1913
Accession Number: 14.40.715

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