Medallion And Hunting Carpet
© President and Fellows of Harvard College
Identification and Creation
Object Number
1974.57
People
Unknown Artist
Title
Medallion and Hunting Carpet
Other Titles
Alternate Title: Animal Carpet
Classification
Textile Arts
Work Type
rug
Date
16th century
Places
Creation Place: Middle East, Iran
Period
Safavid period
Culture
Persian
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Knotted wool pile
Technique
Knotted
Dimensions
235.59 x 160.02 cm (92 3/4 x 63 in.)
Provenance
Sir Frederick Leighton, London, (by 1882-1896). Joseph V. McMullan, New York, (by 1965-1974), bequest; to the Fogg Museum, 1974.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of Joseph V. McMullan
Accession Year
1974
Object Number
1974.57
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
Descriptions
Description
Carpet scene of a royal hunting ground.
Publication History

Joseph V. McMullan, Islamic Carpets (New York, 1965)

David Sylvester, Islamic Carpets from the Collection of Joseph V. McMullan, exh. cat. (Arts Council of Great Britain, London, 1972)

Kristin A. Mortimer, Harvard University Art Museums: A Guide to the Collections, Harvard University Art Museums/Abbeville Press (Cambridge, MA; New York, NY, 1985), p. 86, fig. 92

Exhibition History

Diverse are their Hues: Animals in Islamic Art, Harvard University Art Museums, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 12/18/1984 - 02/09/1985

Geometry of the Spirit: Islamic Illumination and Calligraphy, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 04/30/1988 - 06/26/1988

Islamic Art: The Power of Pattern, Harvard University Art Museums, Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Cambridge, 09/23/1989 - 01/17/1990

Arabesque, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 12/01/1990 - 03/24/1991

Shadows of God On Earth: Arts of the Ottoman, Safavid, and Mughal Dynasties, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 06/21/1997 - 08/31/1997

This record was created from historic documentation and may not have been reviewed by a curator; it may be inaccurate or incomplete. Our records are frequently revised and enhanced. For more information please contact the Division of Asian and Mediterranean Art at am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu